Paul Reed


Age: 96

abstract painter and last surviving member of the Washington Color School who explored the complexities of color and form in abstract paintings and acquired his public identity as an artist when he was included along with Gene Davis, Kenneth Noland, Morris Louis, Thomas Downing, and Howard Mehring in "The Washington Color Painters", a landmark traveling traveling exhibition that began at the Washington Gallery of Modern Art in 1965, but who had created luminous fields of color by letting the paint bleed into (or strain) untreated canvas while working with diluted acrylic paint.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: March 28, 1919

Died: September 26, 2015

Phoenix, Arizona