"In attempting to do so, Hendricks's only credible immediate precursor would have been Alex Katz." Hmm. I don't know what you would count as "immediate," but you might want to look at the work of Ralph Goings, Alfred Leslie, and Wayne Thiebaud--all of whom have worked with figures standing or sitting before a highly simplified light ground. Going back further, there is always Manet's The Fifer.
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Feb 24 2009 - 1:51pm