"You have to know all sides before you can present the diamond."
Alfred Julio Jensen
1903 – 1981
He is best known for his grids of tiny,
brightly colored triangles and squares, painted in thick impasto.
He was one of a number of artists in the 1960s working with serial images.
His professional life began as it ended, in the presence of death. "It all began," he said, "when as a seven-year-old boy I faced death's tragic implications. My mother had died and on a sunny afternoon I stood before the orange colored oblong box ornamented with its kneeling silver angels, their praying hands each pointing toward the cardinal directions. I saw my mother's remains lowered into the darkness of the grave.... Preoccupied with my early encounter with the mystery of death, my painterly effort has centered around ... the light of life, the somberness of death, the color of art, the designated pattern of phenomenal existence."