Born on October 1, 1937, in Tokyo, Japan, Larry Poons is a renowned American painter associated with Color Field and Abstract Expressionism.
During the 1960s, Poons became a key figure in the New York art scene. His innovative abstract approach, marked by vibrant colors and unconventional techniques, garnered attention. He gained prominence within the Color Field movement, using industrial tools for unique paint application.
Poons' influence on abstract art endures. His pieces have been included in esteemed collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Tate Gallery, Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Centre Pompidou, National Gallery of Art, Walker Art Center, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Dallas Museum of Art, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Stedelijk Museum, and more.