Burgoyne DIller

American, 1906-1965

Tempera on paper


Co-founder of the American Abstract Artists group, Burgoyne Diller described abstraction as “the ideal realm of harmony, stability and order in which every form and spatial interval could be controlled and measured.” His practice, which focused on the precise placement of geometric forms and primary colour on a white backdrop, took inspiration from the Dutch De Stijl movement and Russian Constructivism.  

Widely recognised as a key influence on the development of American minimalism in the 1960s, Diller’s work is held in permanent collections across the US, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and Yale University Art Gallery.  

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