Ed Moses

Ed Moses (b. 1926) has been a prominent figure in the Los Angeles art scene for about 60 years. He is well known for his bold compositions and innovative approaches to painting. Moses likes to explore the artistic process and experiment with materials. He is considered to be one of the most central figures of postwar West Coast art. Moses has through the decades managed to resist any stylized approach and remain experimental, relentlessly pursuing the process of painting. Allthough he is famous for his innovative abstractions he has also done works of art with patterns and figuration. Moses himself speaks about non-objective art and insists that he has no pre-conceived image or idea when working with his paintings.


“I'd like to make it very clear that I'm not creative and I'm not trying to express myself. I'm an explorer, I'm trying to discover things, discover the phenomenal world by examining it, by looking at it, by playing with the materiality, pushing it around, shoving it, throwing it in the air.” – Ed Moses


Education: BA and MA from the University of California, USA


Acquisitions: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Menil Foundation, the Museum of Modern Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art among, others.


Ed Moses (CV) pdf