Burgoyne Diller. As a director for the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP), painter, sculptor, and teacher, Burgoyne Diller was an advocate for struggling artists and a promoter of abstract art. Diller’s groundbreaking geometric art paved the way for future abstract artists, contributing to the development of non-objective art in the United States.
Ellsworth Kelly was an American painter, sculptor and printmaker. He was one of the major practitioners of abstract art in the USA after WWII; as early as the 1950s he developed an individual approach that influenced the course of Minimal art, color field painting, hard-edge painting and Post-painterly Abstraction without becoming fully a part of any of these movements.