John Little: A Survey of Important Works

2 - 21 July 2021

Mark Borghi in Sag Harbor is pleased to present a survey of important works by John Little, on view July 2 - July 21, 2021.


John Little (1907-1984) is known for his gestural paintings filled with bold and explosive color that reflect the influences of his teacher, Hans Hofmann, and his involvement in the Abstract Expressionist movement in East Hampton, where he moved in the late 1940s. It was during this time that Little purchased Duck Creek, a charming, three-hundred-year-old house brought to his attention during a visit with his friends Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. Little purchased the house in 1948, renovated it and also purchased an old barn and had it moved to his property, which became his studio. This survey presents important works painted by Little during his time out east, where he lived and worked until his death in 1984. Today, The Arts Center at Duck Creek develops fine arts programming in honor of the spirit of John Little and his fellow Abstract Expressionists.