Angular Checkerd Optical Art Study
Mid Century Marker & Ink

#C1027

Dellard Cassity


This mid 20th century felt marker and ink abstract drawing is by Illinois artist Dellard Cassity (1926-2008). Cassity graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in Fine Art. While internationally recognized artists such as Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelly and Victor Vasarely were pioneering the styles of Hard-Edge abstraction and Optical Art in the world's big cities, Dellard Cassity was quietly doing the same in his small town of Litchfield, Illinois, a drastic change from his early academic and post-academic pieces of the 1940s-50s.

Mid 20th Century
Felt Marker & Ink on Tracing Paper
11"x13" framed, 2.5"x3" unframed

Excellent vintage condition. Framed in a contemporary wood frame with a flat white finish and maple wood fillet using 8-ply archival matting behind conservation glass.