Born: 1926. Nationality: American.
George Ortman attended the California College of Arts and Crafts from 1947-48 and then went to Paris to S W Hayter's Atelier 17. He taught at the School of Visual Arts, New York from 1957 - 65 when he won a Guggenheim Fellowship followed by a Tamarind Lithography Workshop Grant in 1966. He was Artist-in-Residence at Princeton University, 1966-67. A hard-edged abstract artist of the New York School, his use of primary colours and highly regularized forms such as crosses and arrows fastidiously executed were a reaction against his own earlier Abstract Expressionism.