Clyfford Still, master and pioneer of mid-twentieth-century abstract expressionism, was something of an eccentric in the artist-as-egomaniac stripe. This characteristic is best illustrated by the fact that at the height of his acceptance, he pulled out of the New York art world and isolated himself in a rural part of Maryland. He hated dealers specifically, the art market in general, and even some admirers who sought him out to buy pieces directly. At times he would refuse... More >>>