This circa 1970s geometric felt marker and graphite 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 on Paper
7"x10"unframed, 14.25"x17.25" framed
Estate stamped lower right. Framed in a contemporary wood frame with an antique gold veneer using archival matting and reflection control glass. Good vintage condition.