Blue Measure

More Works By Milly Ristvedt, RCA Acrylic on Canvas 1973
63 × 52 in 160.02 × 132.08 cm

About Blue Measure

This stunning modernist painting by Milly Ristvedt is all about colour. Periwinkle fills the canvas bordered by a frame of complementary and contrasting colours—yellow, pink, orange, black green and brown. In the company of famed abstract expressionists such as Morris Louis and Jack Bush, the Canadian artist found her own voice in a world of colour and minimalist form.

“Colour has been central to my explorations in painting from the beginning.” Milly Ristvedt

Born in British Columbia, Ristvedt studied at the Vancouver School of Art (now the Emily Carr University) and had her first solo exhibit at the Carmen Lamanna Gallery in Toronto. In the late 1960s, Ristvedt shared a studio with famed Canadian painter Jack Bush, met art critic Clement Greenberg and was inspired by American painters Jules Olitiski and Frank Stella. Her work has been included in many publications. She was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2004 and honoured with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. She has won seven Canada Council awards and two Ontario Arts Council awards and had over 50 solo exhibitions and been part of countless group shows.

Milly Ristvedt is represented exclusively by Oeno Gallery.