|Artist||Christensen, Dan (American, 1942-2007)|
|Technique||Acrylic on canvas|
|Credit line||Gift of Dr. Harold F. Daum|
Christensen graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in the 1960s and later lived in New York City. He was the recipient of a National Endowment Grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship Theodoran Award and a Gottlieb Foundation Grant. His paintings are in the collections of such prominent museums as the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York. His solo and group exhibitions include galleries in cities in Canada, Germany and the United States.
This large Color Field painting typifies works created by Christensen during the 1970s. The title literally means "a large crater," and this is reflected in the various textures. Caldera engages the viewer’s interest as the eye traverses the surface of the canvas; the textures prevent the viewer from getting lost in its overall composition.