In 1963 Mangold received his M.F.A. from Yale University School of Art. This esteemed artist has already had retrospectives of his work throughout the world. His popularity has galleries and museums seeking out his artwork in the U.S., Japan, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. He has also been included in several Biennial Exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. One of the attractions of Mangold?s work is the intellectual stimulation afforded the spectator who remains patient. This is because most viewers must concentrate intensely in order to reach that brief moment of revelation. In this work from his Attic Series he has drawn one of his renowned elliptical shapes. The unevenness of this piece appears disorienting at first glance, but as the viewer studies the work it becomes apparent that it is not just another minimalist work. The earthy atmospheric quality on the surface exudes a warmth lacking in most Minimalist works.