Lawrence ‘Larry’ Zox was born in 1937 in Iowa. He was an American colour-field painter and printmaker, who was also influenced by Lyrical Abstractionism. He often described himself as a colourist. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma and Drake University, while he also studies under the guidance of George Grosz at the Des Moines Art Center. Moving to New York at a young age was crucial for his development as an artist, since he had the opportunity to get involved with many prominent artists.
Zox’s paintings and collages from the early 1960s used painted pieces of paper collaged onto jointed pieces of plywood into various geometric shapes. These early works shaped his later creations and laid a foundation for his future paintings where he sought to create the effect of overlapping space.
His paintings and prints have been exhibited in many art galleries in the USA including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in New York as well as the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. His work is also exhibited at Rocket Gallery in London. He died in 2006, aged 69, from cancer.