Paintings available from the
Darwin and Ethel Musselman Exemption Trust

"Encrusted Vertical" 1961, oil on canvas, 60" x 50"  $25,000

"Gray and Pink Structure" 1977, Oil on canvas, 40" x 50"  $17,500

"End of the Feast" 1953, Oil on panel, 30" x 40"  $14,000

"5-12-51" 1951, Duco on panel, 24" x 30"  $11,275

"Brown Texture"  1962, Oil on canvas, 28" x 40"  $10,000

"Red-Orange Variations" 1961, Oil on canvas, 60" x 48"  $27,500

"Fugal Echoes" 1959, Opaque watercolor on panel, 24" x 30"  $11,500

"Rock Images, Blue" 1961, Oil on canvas, 60" x 48"  $24,750

"Ochre Rhythm" 1951, Duco on panel, 24" x 30"  $7,200

"Snow Patterns"  1962, Oil on canvas, 38" x 50"  $16,500
"Textural Variations on Red and Black" 1968, Oil on canvas, 60" x 50"
"Lines, Shapes, Textures"  1948, Opaque watercolor on panel,
22" x 16.5"  $9,500
Darwin Musselman's penchant for careful design is evident in all of his styles.  To the left is preliminary sketch #5 for "Harrison Street" (see the "Abstract paintings" page).  As a check on his composition, he reduced the image to orthogonal shapes in preliminary sketch #6 below left.  This resembles several finished non-objective paintings, as in "Lines, Shapes, and Textures" below. Whether based on orthogonal or amorphous shapes, all of his non-objectives reflect his trademark careful organization and design.
There are actually three sub-styles of Musselman's non-objective paintings:  orthogonal, amorphous (as in "Textural Variations in Red and Black") and a "Duco" paint-based style which included Jackson Pollack-style drips of paint as in "Ochre Rhythm."

Non-objective paintings