Ilya Bolotowsky

Ilya Bolotowsky was a leading early twentieth-century abstract painter. His work, a search for philosophical order through visual expression, embraced cubism and geometric abstraction and was heavily influenced by Dutch painter Piet Mondrian. “Nowadays, when paintings torture the retina, when music gradually destroys the eardrum, there must all the more be a need for an art that searches for new ways to achieve harmony and equilibrium,” Bolotowsky once said. He became associated with the group The Ten, which rebelled against the strictures of the National Academy of Design and held independent exhibitions and was one of the founding members of the American Abstract Artists.

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