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Kelpe, Paullocked

(b Minden, Jan 15, 1902; d Austin, TX, Dec 8, 1985).
  • Adam M. Thomas

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American painter of German birth. Kelpe moved to Hannover to study art and architecture in 1919. In the early 1920s he was exposed to the leading abstract trends in European modernism, including Suprematism and Constructivism. Kelpe developed an abstract painting vocabulary characterized by geometric order, hard edges, overlapping planes, and interpenetrating shapes before immigrating to the United States in ...

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