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Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

Richard Anuszkiewicz (USA, 1930–2020)

“I’m interested,” Richard Anuszkiewicz (1930–2020) once said, “in making something romantic out of a very, very mechanistic geometry.” Anuszkiewicz sought to achieve this romance through works juxtaposing vibrant colors in geometric configurations. The perceptual effects he created helped define the American Op art movement.


Anuszkiewicz studied color theory at Yale under Josef Albers and was greatly influenced by Albers’s approach. “The image in my work has always been determined by what I wanted the color to do,” Anuszkiewicz explained in a 1974 catalogue. “Color function becomes my subject matter, and its performance is my painting.”


He departed from his mentor, however, in the pulsating, illusory qualities he gave his work. One of his most famous paintings, Deep Magenta Square (1978), although similar in composition to Albers’s “Homage to the Square” series, is distinctly Op art in the way the striations surrounding the central square seem to vibrate and jump off the canvas.


Anuszkiewicz spent his entire career exploring optical effects through the manipulation of line and color, producing spectacular and timeless pieces of art. “Working with basic ideas will always be exciting,” he said in 1977. “And if a color or form is visually exciting in any profound sense, it will be that way in 10 or 20 years from now.”


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1920 League of Women Voters, Large OP Art Screenprint by Anuszkiewicz 1969
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Richard Anuszkiewicz, American (1930 - ) Title: 1920 League of Women Voters Year: 1969 Medium: Screenprint (unsigned) Image Size: 18 x 37 inches Size: 22.5 in. x 39.5 in. (57...
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1970s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Sun Keyed, OP Art Silkscreen by Richard Anuszkiewicz
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Richard Anuszkiewicz, American (1930 - ) Title: Sun Keyed Year: 1972 Medium: Serigraph (unsigned) Edition: 3000 Image Size: 12 x 14 inches Size: 14 x 18 in. (35.56 x 45.72...
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1970s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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"Spectral Cadmium", Colorful Silksreen Hand-signed & Numbered by Artist (67/125)
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Detroit, MI
"Spectral Cadmium" by Richard Anuszkiewicz is an exemplary silkscreen print of Op Art. Short for Optical Art, it is a style of visual art that utilizes optical illusions that plays ...
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1960s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Paper, Screen

Untitled from the Peace Portfolio, OP Art Silkscreen by Anuszkiewicz
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Richard Anuszkiewicz, American (1930 - ) Title: Untitled from the Peace Portfolio Year: 1972 Medium: Screenprint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 125/150 Image: 34.5 x...
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1970s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Hand Signed Op Art Kinetic Print Geometric Abstract Silkscreen Serigraph Pop Art
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Richard Anuszkiewicz (pronounced Aah-Nuss-KAY-Vitch; born May 23, 1930, Erie, Pennsylvania) is an American painter, printmaker, and sculptor. Hand signed, not individually numbered b...
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1970s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Hand Signed Op Art Kinetic Print Geometric Abstract Silkscreen Serigraph Pop Art
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Richard Anuszkiewicz (pronounced Aah-Nuss-KAY-Vitch; born May 23, 1930, Erie, Pennsylvania) is an American painter, printmaker, and sculptor. Hand signed, not individually numbered b...
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1970s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Paper, Screen

Red Edged Green Square
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in New York, NY
Richard Anuszkiewicz Red Edged Green Square, 1977 - 2017 36 x 36 inches, Acrylic on canvas
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2010s Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Canvas, Acrylic, ABS

Twilight Magenta Square, 1977 - 2017, 30 x 30 inches, acrylic on canvas, RA1090
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in New York, NY
Richard Anuszkiewicz Twilight Magenta Square, 1977 - 2017 30 x 30 inches Acrylic on canvas
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2010s Abstract Geometric Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Red Edged Magenta
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in New York, NY
Richard Anuszkiewicz Red Edged Magenta, 1977 - 2017 36 x 36 inches Acrylic on canvas
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2010s Abstract Geometric Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Pale Green Square
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in New York, NY
Richard Anuszkiewicz Pale Green Square, 1977 - 2018 36 x 36 inches acrylic on canvas
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2010s Abstract Geometric Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Radiant Blue
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in New York, NY
Richard Anuszkiewicz Radiant Blue 1977 - 2017 30 x 30 inches acrylic on canvas
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1970s Abstract Geometric Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Acrylic

Red OP Art Silkscreen on Panel by Anuszkiewicz
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Richard Anuszkiewicz, American (1930 - ) Title: Untitled - Red Year: 1991 Medium: Silkscreen on Panel mounted to Silkscreened Paper, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 6...
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1990s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Screen

Moonbow
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A painting by Richard Anuszkiewicz. "Moonbow" is a geometric abstract, acrylic on canvas painting executed in bright oranges, reds, pinks, yellows, violet, teal, and green by America...
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1960s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Untitled
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Untitled 1979 Etching 30 x30 in Signed numbered and dated in pencil Printers Proof 1/4
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1970s Abstract Geometric Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Etching

Untitled
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Untitled 1979 Etching 30 x30 in Signed numbered and dated in pencil Printers Proof 3/4
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1970s Abstract Geometric Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Etching

Untitled
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Untitled 1979 Etching 30 x30 in Signed numbered and dated in pencil Printers Proof 1/4
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1970s Abstract Geometric Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Etching

Untitled
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Untitled 1979 Etching 30 x30 in Signed numbered and dated in pencil Printers Proof 3/4
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Untitled
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Untitled 1979 Etching 30 x30 in Signed numbered and dated in pencil Printers Proof 3/4
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1970s Abstract Geometric Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Sequential IV from the Sequential Portfolio
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Richard Anuszkiewicz, American (1930 - ) Title: Sequential IV from the Sequential Portfolio Year: 1972 Medium: Screenprint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 104/200 Ima...
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1970s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Inward Eye, #5 OP Art Serigraph by Anuszkiewicz
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Richard Anuszkiewicz, American (1930 - ) Title: Inward Eye, #5 Year: 1970 Medium: Serigraph Edition Size: 500 Size: 25.5 x 19.75 in. (64.77 x 50.17 cm) A limited edition ser...
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1970s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Inward Eye, #2 OP Art Serigraph by Anuszkiewicz
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Richard Anuszkiewicz, American (1930 - ) Title: Inward Eye, #2 Year: 1970 Medium: Serigraph Edition Size: 500 Size: 25.5 x 19.75 in. (64.77 x 50.17 cm) A limited edition ser...
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1970s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Screen

Winter Suite (Light Blue with Light Blue)
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Long Island City, NY
A student of Josef Albers, he shares Albers' fascination with shapes and their relationships to color. Considered a major force in the op art movement, Anuszkiewicz is concerned with...
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1970s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Etching, Aquatint, Intaglio

Richard Anuszkiewicz, Of the Same Brilliance, painting on board, 1964
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in London, GB
Liquitex on board, 1964, signed and dated 'RICHARD ANUSZKIEWICZ 1964' (on the reverse) 24 1/8 x 36 in. (61.3 x 91.4 cm.)
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1960s Abstract Geometric Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Acrylic, Board

Autumn Suite (Green with Red), OP Art etching by Anuszkiewicz
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Long Island City, NY
A student of Josef Albers, he shares Albers' fascination with shapes and their relationships to color. Considered a major force in the op art movement, Anuszkiewicz is concerned with...
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1970s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Translumina
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A painting by Richard Anuszkiewicz. "Translumina" is a geometric abstract, acrylic on wood painting executed teal, blue, violet and black by American Op Artist Richard Anuszkiewicz. ...
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1980s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Wood, Acrylic

The Inward Eye 7, signed OP Art silkscreen by Anuszkiewicz
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Richard Anuszkiewicz, American (1930 - ) Title: Inward Eye, #7 Year: 1970 Medium: Serigraph, signed in pencil lower right Edition Size: 500 Size: 25.5 x 19.75 in. (64.77 x 50...
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Olympics, OP Art Serigraph by Richard Anuszkiewicz
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Richard Anuszkiewicz, American (1930 - ) Title: Olympics Year: 1976 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 200 Image Size: 35.5 in. x 21 in. (90.17 cm x 53...
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1970s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Richard Anuszkiewicz-Evolution-51" x 45.25"-Serigraph-1968-Modernism-Pink
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Richard Anuszkiewicz-Evolution-51" x 45.25"-Serigraph-1968-Modernism-Pink, Multicolor-geometric
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20th Century Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Inward Eye #4
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in San Francisco, CA
This iconic work from Richard Anuszkiewicz is from the Inward Eye Portfolio. It is from the signed edition of 100 (there was also an unsigned edition of 500). This one 32/100. The p...
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1970s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Richard Anuszkiewicz, Untitled from the Temple series, 1985
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on board, 1985, signed and dated and inscribed '775' verso, 21 x 16 in. (53.3 x 40.6 cm).
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1980s Abstract Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Acrylic, Board

Richard Anuszkiewicz, Untitled from the Temple series, 1985
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in London, GB
Acrylic on board, 1985, signed and dated and inscribed '780' verso, 21 x 16 in. (53.3 x 40.6 cm).
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1980s Abstract Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Acrylic, Board

Midnight Suite (Gray with Red)
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Long Island City, NY
A student of Josef Albers, he shares Albers' fascination with shapes and their relationships to color. Considered a major force in the op art movement, Anuszkiewicz is concerned with...
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1970s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Winter Suite (Green with Silver), OP Art Etching by Anuszkiewicz
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Long Island City, NY
A student of Josef Albers, he shares Albers' fascination with shapes and their relationships to color. Considered a major force in the op art movement, Anuszkiewicz is concerned with...
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1970s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Etching, Aquatint, Intaglio

Sun Keyed, Abstract Serigraph by Richard Anuszkiewicz
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Richard Anuszkiewicz, American (1930 - ) Title: Sun Keyed Year: 1972 Medium: Serigraph (unsigned) Edition: 3000 Image Size: 12 x 14 inches Size: 14 x 18 in. (35.56 x 45.72...
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1970s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Temple of Summer Dawn
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in New York, NY
RICHARD ANUSZKIEWICZ Temple of Summer Dawn, 1983-2019 Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 inches
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2010s Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Acrylic

Temple of Green Mist
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in New York, NY
RICHARD ANUSZKIEWICZ Temple of Green Mist, 1983-2019 Acrylic on canvas 84 x 60 inches
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2010s Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Acrylic

Temple of the Summer Evening
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in New York, NY
RICHARD ANUSZKIEWICZ Temple of the Summer Evening, 1983-2018 Acrylic on canvas 60 x 48 inches
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2010s Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Acrylic

Temple of Turquoise with Red
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in New York, NY
RICHARD ANUSZKIEWICZ Temple of Turquoise with Red, 1985 Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 inches
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2010s Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Acrylic

Blue Red Duo
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in New York, NY
RICHARD ANUSZKIEWICZ Blue Red Duo, 1984-2017 Acrylic on canvas 72 x 48 inches
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2010s Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Acrylic

Rainbow Squared Red
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in New York, NY
RICHARD ANUSZKIEWICZ Rainbow Squared Red, 2019 Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 inches
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2010s Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Acrylic

Rainbow Squared Blue
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in New York, NY
RICHARD ANUSZKIEWICZ Rainbow Squared Blue, 2019 Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 inches
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2010s Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Acrylic

Green Temple of Red Cadmium
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in New York, NY
RICHARD ANUSZKIEWICZ Green Temple of Red Cadmium, 1984 Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 inches
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2010s Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Acrylic

Arcade of Verdue
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A painting by Richard Anuazkiewicz. "Arcade of Verdue" is an abstract oil on canvas painting executed in orange and green by Op Artist Richard Anazkiewicz. Signed verso, "Richard Anu...
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1960s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Canvas, Oil

Hand Signed Op Art Kinetic Print Geometric Abstract Silkscreen Serigraph Pop Art
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Richard Anuszkiewicz (pronounced Aah-Nuss-KAY-Vitch; born May 23, 1930, Erie, Pennsylvania) is an American painter, printmaker, and sculptor. Hand signed, not individually numbered b...
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1960s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Paper, Screen

Hand Signed Op Art Kinetic Print Geometric Abstract Silkscreen Serigraph Pop Art
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Richard Anuszkiewicz (pronounced Aah-Nuss-KAY-Vitch; born May 23, 1930, Erie, Pennsylvania) is an American painter, printmaker, and sculptor. Hand signed, not individually numbered b...
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1960s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Paper, Screen

Autumn Suite (Green with Red)
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Long Island City, NY
A student of Josef Albers, he shares Albers' fascination with shapes and their relationships to color. Considered a major force in the op art movement, Anuszkiewicz is concerned with...
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1970s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Etching, Aquatint

"List Art Poster"
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in New York, NY
Richard Anuszkiewicz "List Art Poster" Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 1968 Silkscreen poster 51 x 45 inches Unsigned
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1960s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Screen

Evoked by Mixture
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in New York, NY
RICHARD ANUSZKIEWICZ Evoked by Mixture, 1964 Liquitex on panel 48 x 48 inches
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1960s Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Acrylic

Temple of Yellow Light II
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in New York, NY
RICHARD ANUSZKIEWICZ Temple of Yellow Light II, 1984 Acrylic on panel 17 x 12 inches
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1960s Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Acrylic

The Wind’s Eye
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in New York, NY
RICHARD ANUSZKIEWICZ The Wind’s Eye, 1965 Liquitex on Masonite 24 x 24 inches
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1960s Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Acrylic

Untitled (Sun Keyed)
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in New York, NY
Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil by the artist Richard Anuszkiewicz. Edition of 150. Richard Joseph Anuszkiewicz (May 23, 1930 – May 19, 2020) was an American painter, print...
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1970s Abstract Geometric Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Paper, Lithograph

New York City Opera
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in New York, NY
Anuszkiewicz created this poster, which was part of "Seven Serigraphs by Seven Artists" commemorating the 25th anniversary of City Center of Music and Dance, to support the New York ...
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1960s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Screen

Red to Blue Portal
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in New York, NY
RICHARD ANUSZKIEWICZ Red to Blue Portal, 1977 Screenprint on masonite 83 1/2 x 47 3/4 inches Edition of 50
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1970s Abstract Geometric Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Masonite, Screen

Orange Square, Silkscreen on Panel by Richard Anuszkiewicz
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Long Island City, NY
A student of Josef Albers, he shares Albers' fascination with shapes and their relationships to color. Considered a major force in the op art movement, Anuszkiewicz is concerned with...
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1960s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Inward Eye, #9 OP Art Serigraph by Anuszkiewicz
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Richard Anuszkiewicz, American (1930 - ) Title: Inward Eye, #9 Year: 1970 Medium: Serigraph Edition Size: 500 Size: 25.5 x 19.75 in. (64.77 x 50.17 cm) A limited edition ser...
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1970s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Inward Eye, #10 OP Art Serigraph by Anuszkiewicz
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Richard Anuszkiewicz, American (1930 - ) Title: Inward Eye, #10 Year: 1970 Medium: Serigraph Edition Size: 500 Size: 25.5 x 19.75 in. (64.77 x 50.17 cm) A limited edition se...
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1970s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Inward Eye #3, OP Art Silkscreen by Anuszkiewicz
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Richard Anuszkiewicz, American (1930 - ) Title: untitled 3 from the Inward Eye portfolio Year: 1970 Medium: Serigraph Edition Size: 500 Size: 25.5 x 19.75 in. (64.77 x 50.17 ...
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1970s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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Inward Eye, #1 OP Art Serigraph by Anuszkiewicz
By Richard Anuszkiewicz
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Richard Anuszkiewicz, American (1930 - ) Title: Inward Eye, #1 Year: 1970 Medium: Serigraph Edition Size: 500 Size: 25.5 x 19.75 in. (64.77 x 50.17 cm) A limited edition ser...
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1970s Op Art Richard Anuszkiewicz Art

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