Larry Zox is one of the principal representatives of the generation of young painters following the era of the Abstract Expressionists. As a reaction he utilized geometric forms in a mechanistic format and fewer contrasted colors in a design which is based upon improvisation. His works conform to the modern idea that art must be done with fluidity, acceleration, and rapidity of execution.
Born in Iowa in 1937. Larry Zox attended Oklahoma University and Drake University. He studied with George Grosz at the Des Moines Art Center in Iowa. Larry Zox was influenced early on by the work of Franz Kline and Willem de Kooning. His work came to prominence in American art in the 1960’s, and his career now spans over decades of rigorously exploring formalist abstraction. Larry Zox’s paintings were displayed at the Whitney Museum in 1973 where his work was the center of new developments in color-field painting.