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Optical Abstract Study
Mid Century Ink & Cut Paper



Dellard Cassity

This circa 1970s felt marker 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.

Circa 1970s
Felt marker on Tracing Paper
10"x10" framed, 5"x5" unframed

Estate stamped lower right. Good vintage condition. Framed in a contemporary wood frame with a black finish using 8-ply archival matting behind conservation glass.