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Hard-edge painting

U.S., late 1950s

The term Hard-edge painting was coined in 1959 by art historian Jules Langsner to characterize the nonfigurative work of four artists from California in an exhibition called Four Abstract Classicists.

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Ellsworth Kelly, Orange Red Relief, 1959
Ellsworth Kelly, Blue Green Yellow Orange Red, 1966
Ellsworth Kelly, Dark Blue Curve, 1995
Kenneth Noland, Trans Shift, 1964
Ad Reinhardt, Abstract Painting, 1960–66
Frank Stella, Harran II, 1967