Buff, Conrad 1886-1975
Conrad Buff specialized in brilliantly colored, abstracted landscape paintings of California and the Southwest. He had cultivated an angular, modernist style using strong color applied in a pointillist manner, but laid down in large color blocks more in line with post-impressionism. His landscapes emphasize geometric forms usually assembled in flat layers. His mountain landscapes, in particular, had an architectural feel. Buff also produced color and black-and-white lithographs, mostly of landscape subjects.