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Sam Tchakalian : Hitwood

Hitwood 1977

Sam Tchakalian
b. /
Oil on canvas
48 in. x 96 in.

Born in Shanghai, Sam Tchakalian moved to San Francisco in 1947. Color and paint are the subject of his paintings, which are linked to both color field painting of the 1960s and the emphasis on process and materials in the 1970s. Here, the surface is scraped with metal tools pulled across the canvas, creating a surface texture that resembles wood grain.