Julian Stanczak (American / Cincinnati, 1928-2017). Acrylic on canvas, titled "Introvert-Extrovert" via label on verso, signed and dated 1961, l.r. With additional label to verso from the Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH, where the previous owners purchased the work through a monthly payment program.
In 1961, at the time of the execution of "Introvert-Extrovert", Stanczak was coming into his own. He was residing in Cincinnati, holding a teaching post at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and was a burgeoning pioneer of the Op-Art movement. Cincinnati, while viewed as a traditional city for the arts, was actually home to many forward thinking modernist painters, and hosted the likes of Josef Albers, Richard Anuskievicz and others on teaching stints, and was central to the visual movement at which Stanczak was a major piece.
28.5" x 28.5" (sight), 30" x 30" (framed).
From the Estate of Harold and Miriam Prigozen, Dayton, OH.