Field Green

More Works By Milly Ristvedt, RCA Acrylic on Canvas 1968
64 × 81 in 162.56 × 205.74 cm
65.5 × 82.5 in 166.37 × 209.55 cm

About Field Green

It makes a bold statement. Field Green is one of a series of colour field paintings created by modernist Milly Ristvedt. Renowned as a master colourist, Ristvedt chose a bright palette—green and orange for this acrylic painting. A curved band of green is bordered by two complementary bands, one orange, and one pink. With these paintings Ristvedt continued her exploration of colour as a language working amidst a group of talented Toronto-based artists.

“We were committed to our artmaking, lived in shoeboxes or unheated studios, and regularly got together at coffee shops, the Pilot Tavern or Grossman’s where we might discuss art and commiserate over our starving-artist-in-the-garret lives. Yes, there was sex, drugs, and rock and roll, but artmaking came first.” 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.