|Born||December 2, 1919|
Chickasha, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Died||July 7, 1998|
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||Abilene Christian University,|
Kansas City Art Institute,
University of Oklahoma
|Known for||Painting, drawings|
|Children||2, including Matt Mullican|
Early life and education
Career and late life
He moved to San Francisco after the war in 1947. Mullican was part of a 1951 exhibition called "Dynaton" held at the San Francisco Museum of Art. Mullican was a member of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture faculty from 1962 to 1990.
His paintings were abstract and have a "rigid" and "linear" quality to them. He applied paint with a printer's knife. Mullicans work was influenced by cosmology, which is also a trait found in other Dynaton artists work.
Mullican married artist Luchita Hurtado and they had two sons. Their son Matt Mullican is an artist; and their son John Mullican is a writer and director. He died on July 8, 1998, in Santa Monica, California. In 2008, his son John Mullican released the documentary film, Finding Lee Mullican.
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- Schwendener, Martha (2015-07-16). "Review: 'All Watched Over' Contemplates Art's Relationship to Technology". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-01-20.
- Rea, Naomi (2020-08-14). "'Her Legacy Has Only Just Begun': Luchita Hurtado, the Protean Artist Who Gained Renown in Her Final Decade, Has Died at 99". Artnet News. Retrieved 2022-01-19.
- Heffley, Lynne (2005-11-13). "The Patron of Their Arts". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2022-01-20.
- "Remembering Luchita Hurtado, painter, eco-warrior and witness to a century of art". The Art Newspaper. 2020-09-04. Retrieved 2022-01-20.
- Eliel, Carol S., Lee Mullican, Amy Gerstler, and Lari Pittman. Lee Mullican an abundant harvest of sun (Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Los Angeles, 2005) ISBN 978-0-87587-194-3
- McCollum, Allan,"The Drawing Appears," in Lee Mullican: Selected Drawings, 1945-1980. University of California, Los Angeles (1999).
- Lee Mullican, "Selected Works," published by Galerie Schreiner, 1980
- Oral history interview with Lee Mullican, 1992 May 22-1993 Mar. 4, from Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
- Interview of Lee Mullican, part of Los Angeles Art Community - Group Portrait interview series, Center for Oral History Research, UCLA Library Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.