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b. 1951, United States

Donald Sultan Biography

Born in 1951, Donald Sulton is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker. He attended the University of North Carolina in 1973 where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and then the School of the Art Institute in Chicago to gain a Masters of Fine Arts. In 2000 he received the first of three honourary doctorates from the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, and then the New York Academy and later the University of North Carolina. In 2010 he was awarded the North Carolina Award, the highest award a state can bestow upon a civilian. 

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He categorises his practice into 'Artificial Paintings', 'Industrial Paintings', and 'Natural Paintings'. He utilises industrial materials such as tar, enamel, spackle, and vinyl tiles to create rich and vivid blocks of colour that resemble aspects of nature or and everyday life. He often cuts images out of linoleum tiles and fills the incisions with tar or plaster to create his decorative silhouettes. Sultan describes his work as "heavy structure, holding fragile meaning" with the ability to "turn you off and turn you on at the same time." 

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Oranges on a Branch, Oct 12, 2001 by Donald Sultan contemporary artwork drawing
Donald Sultan Oranges on a Branch, Oct 12, 2001, 2001 Charcoal and flock on paper
50.8 x 69.8 cm
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Blues and Blacks Jan 20, 2005 by Donald Sultan contemporary artwork painting, mixed media
Donald Sultan Blues and Blacks Jan 20, 2005, 2005 Enamel, tar and spackle on tile over masonite
91 x 91 cm
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Blacks and Blues Jan 16 2009 by Donald Sultan contemporary artwork painting, mixed media
Donald Sultan Blacks and Blues Jan 16 2009, 2009 Enamel, tar and spackle on tile over masonite
61 x 61 cm
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Mimosa, April. 16, 2009 by Donald Sultan contemporary artwork works on paper, drawing
Donald Sultan Mimosa, April. 16, 2009, 2009 Conté and graphite on paper
50 x 70 cm
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Black Button and Herring Bone July 2 2014 by Donald Sultan contemporary artwork mixed media
Donald Sultan Black Button and Herring Bone July 2 2014, 2014 Flock, enamel, and spackle on tile over masonite
36 x 36 inches
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Black and Aqua Lantern Flowers March 13 2012 by Donald Sultan contemporary artwork mixed media
Donald Sultan Black and Aqua Lantern Flowers March 13 2012, 2012 Spackle, oil, tar on tile over Masonite
96 x 96 inches
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