This 1970s mixed media abstract on tracing paper 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.
1970s Ink, Tape, and Cut Paper on Tracing Paper 12.5" x 12.75" framed, 6.5"x6.5" unframed
Estate stamped lower left. Framed in a contemporary wood frame in a black finish with silver stripes using warm white archival matting behind conservation clear glass. Good vintage condition.