The world lost an amazing artist last weekend; John Hoyland died at the age of 76. Not being an art historian nor being knowledgeable about many artists, I had never heard of this painter.
But doing what I do best (trolling the interwebs) I came across one painting, then an obituary, then more paintings, and another.... and what a joy this troll session was! I can now say that I am a huge fan.
A bit sad isn't it; that artists become more famous and more revered in their death?
The Daily Telegraph wrote a very good obituary, if you care to learn more about this artist.
Unbelievably, I saw that some originals are still for sale through online resources. Get them now, people! Your walls (and your heirs) will thank you.
All photos: John Hoyland art