Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
State Library of Iowa

Fireline

Fireline

Title

Fireline

Description

Blair is an orthopedic surgeon associated with Mercy Hospital in Iowa City and has pursued an interest in painting for many years.
Influenced primarily by the Abstract Expressionist of the 1950s and by Existential philosophy, William Blair's paintings and drawings reflect his interest in the exploration of the non-objective. Both his paintings and drawings are characterized by a constrained accidentalness and an "all-overness" of subdued, earth-toned color. His techniques often result in random patterning, where the medium either completely fills the canvas or a defined space on the paper.

Creator

Blair, William

Publisher

University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History

Date

2007
2007-09-13

Rights

Digital collection © The University of Iowa. All works are copyright the individual artist.

Relation

The Daily Palette Digital Collection
Visual Arts
http://dailypalette.uiowa.edu/?artwork=1122

Format

22
30
oil

Type

Still image
Oil painting (Technique); Oil paintings (Visual works)

Identifier

Fireline07_web.jpg
183409339
http://128.255.22.135/cdm/ref/collection/dp/id/1293