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.
University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History
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Oil painting (Technique); Oil paintings (Visual works)