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The Well Story

Posted on October 31, 2018

by Kristin Kirsch Feldkamp, Editorial Assistant

“Well, it’s been told over and over again, but it seems that the writers and the people who tell it never get it quite right,” Sandra Still Campbell, Still’s younger daughter, said, in a

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Portrait of Clyfford Still posing with a Jaguar convertible in East Hampton, New York (1953). Unknown photographer, courtesy the Clyfford Still Archives.

Banksy Pulled a Still

Posted on October 18, 2018

By Bailey Harberg Placzek, Associate Curator & Catalogue Raisonné Research and Project Manager

The now infamous Sotheby’s shredding stunt Banksy  pulled a couple weeks ago may go down as the greatest “thumbing of the nose” statement made to the art

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New Americans Day, September 8, 2018. Photo: Sonia Rae

Celebrating Welcoming Week in Denver

Posted on September 20, 2018

by Kristin Kirsch Feldkamp, Editorial Assistant

The galleries and forecourt were abuzz on September 8 as the Museum welcomed guests for our second New Americans Day, a collaboration with the Denver Public Library. The Clyfford Still Museum participates in New

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PH-644

Clyfford Still, PH-644, 1934. Oil on window shade, 8 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches (22.2 x 29.2 cm). Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO. © City and County of Denver/ ARS, NY.

Three Keys to Clyfford Still’s Time at Yaddo

Posted on June 28, 2018

by Kristin Kirsch Feldkamp, Editorial Assistant

In the summer of 1934, Clyfford Still embarked on a transcontinental journey from Pullman, Washington to Saratoga Springs, New York. He was headed to Yaddo—a prestigious artist’s retreat—and the time he spent there …

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Sandra Still, Clyfford Still, and Diane Still at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, 1962. Photo by Patricia Still. Courtesy the Clyfford Still Archives.

Clyfford Still the Father in His Voice

Posted on June 16, 2018

by Kristin Kirsch Feldkamp

Clyfford Still was intense, dedicated, and driven by motives unsullied by the desire for commercial success. He had a reputation for being prickly and was unwavering when upholding the integrity of his work. But he had …

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Pati.Portrait

Image: Clyfford Still, PH-134 (Portrait of Pat), 1942. Oil on canvas, 37 1/2 x 24 inches (95 1/4 x 61 cm). Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO. © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY.

Patricia Garske Still (1920 – 2005)

Posted on March 26, 2018

by Kristin Kirsch Feldkamp

Before Women’s History Month comes to a close, we felt it important to shine a spotlight on Clyfford Still’s second wife, Patricia (Pati) Alice Garske Still. Pati was a driving force in preserving Still’s legacy both …

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Clyfford Still, PH-929, 1974. Oil on canvas, 114 x 172 inches (289.6 x 436.9 cm) © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY

Clyfford Still’s Artistic Influences: William Blake

Posted on January 17, 2018

This is the third in a series of posts complementing our current exhibition, Still & Art. You can read the first post here and the second one here.

In our final week of Still & Art—an exhibition …

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CS.SelfPortrait

Image: Clyfford Still, PD-46 (Self-portrait), 1928. Graphite on paper, 8 5/8 x 11 3/4 inches (21.8 x 30 cm). Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO. © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY.

Mythbusting: Clyfford Still

Posted on November 30, 2017

Less is known about Still by the public than many of his contemporaries—like Jackson Pollock—who have been the subjects of movies, books, and lore. So, on what would be Clyfford Still’s 113th birthday, we’re dispelling four common myths about …

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PH-401, 1957

“I want to be in total command of the colors, as in an orchestra. They are voices.” -- Clyfford Still | Image: Clyfford Still, PH-401, 1957. Oil on canvas, 113 x 155 in (287 x 393.7 cm). Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO. © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY

Clyfford Still’s Influences: Music

Posted on November 14, 2017

by Kristin Kirsch Feldkamp, Editorial Assistant

This is the second in a series of posts complementing our current exhibition, Still & Art. You can read the first post here.

Clyfford Still, like many great artists (Jackson Pollock, Pablo …

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PH-623

Image: Clyfford Still, PH-623 (Prairie Winter), 1929–30. Oil on canvas, 28 x 36 in. (71.1 x 91.4 cm), Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO. © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY.

Clyfford Still’s Influences: The West

Posted on October 4, 2017

by Kristin Kirsch Feldkamp, Editorial Assistant

This is the first blog post in a series complementing our current exhibition Still & Art.

Clyfford Still spent his formative years in the West, moving back and forth between the western U.S. …

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