GREEK ARTISTS IN NEW YORK
Courtesy of Jason McCoy Inc., New York
Gouache on paper, 18 x 14.5 inches
Negroponte was born
in New York City in 1953. His father, a ship-owner, was a Sunday painter,
and his mother worked in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Metropolitan
Museum. From an early age, Negroponte was surrounded by art, and as an undergraduate
at Yale University he learned that painting is not easy. Its a way
of living. Reflecting on his career, he has said that he is not sure that
one chooses to be an artist. It is rather the result of realizing that certain
issues will not leave one alone.
by Rothko and Stamos, Negroponte has reinterpreted abstract painting for the
modern era. It has been said that his paintings open like narratives and that
their sensuous surfaces invite the viewer to reflect on their soft gradations
of luminous hues.
Negroponte is a Visual Arts Lecturer at Princeton University and an instructor at Parsons School of Design and the New York Studio School. He is co-chairman of the Board of Directors of the Drawing Center in New York and has served as a panelist for ten years at the New York State Council of the Arts. His work is in the public collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art in Andros; and the Vorres Museum of Contemporary Greek Art in Attica.