Help me identify this modern architectural painter/artist
June 10, 2016 5:51 PM   Subscribe

I saw one of this artist's pieces at SF MoMA back in 2011. It was like an isometric or orthographic view of a rooftop or several adjacent rooftops. There may have been water towers or rooftop vents, etc. The colors were bright but unsaturated like sky blue and rust orange, it had a 60s/70s vibe to it.

Overall the piece was pretty minimal. Lots of clean lines. Here's some similar things:

Some of Michael Bedard's work especially the perspective and colors
Team Fortress 2's color palette and general style
This but less cartoony and it felt more like full scale drawing and not a model.
Wayne Thiebaud, but his city stuff is a little more ornate.
Some of Edward Hopper's city stuff, but again, too ornate. Similar color palette.
posted by JauntyFedora to Media & Arts (6 answers total)
 
Charles Sheeler, maybe?
posted by theodolite at 6:13 PM on June 10, 2016


Wait actually I bet you saw Ralston Crawford's Vertical Building
posted by theodolite at 6:14 PM on June 10, 2016 [1 favorite]


I came in to guess Ralston Crawford too, I think Vertical Building probably has nailed it.
posted by PussKillian at 7:21 PM on June 10, 2016


Kind of sounds like that guy from Chicago, Roger Brown, except you probably would have remembered and mentioned the people in the windows.
posted by Rich Smorgasbord at 8:24 PM on June 10, 2016


Possibly Jeffrey Smart!
posted by bwonder2 at 12:13 AM on June 11, 2016


Yup, you guys got it. Vertical Building it was.
posted by JauntyFedora at 10:50 AM on June 11, 2016


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