Richard Anuszkiewicz


A practitioner in geometric abstraction, Richard Anuszkiewicz trained at the Cleveland Institute of Art and later with artist Josef Albers at Yale University, where he received an M.F.A. in 1955. During the 1960s and early 1970s, Anuszkiewicz helped to found the Optical Art (“Op Art”) movement-named for its use of optical illusions in art. Often Anuszkiewicz explores color relationships and optical responses by utilizing detailed, complex, and linear designs. The resulting compositions are simultaneously flat and energetic, where illusionary effects are visible in the perceived color changes.