Keep in mind when looking at these repros that there are many, many more examples of grid painting. These are ones that fit what I was thinking at a particular time. Names like Jasper Johns and Jeniffer Bartlett, Agnes Martin, even Mondrian are some of the more famous grid painters. This is as opposed to Chuck Close who I feel used the grid as more a structure to paint on rather than an end in itself. A fine line but a line never the less.
As you will see there are many ways to use a grid structure. I am entranced by them and I do not know why. It may be a way of ordering images or destroying or rebelling against structure.
I think the grid is a stabilizing force. Of course it is a structure, a physical structure, but it is more than that for me. It is not math. It is order though and symmetry and it is repetition though not a pattern as we know pattern. It is a given thing to fight against and work within. It is Paul Klee fooling with paint and color. These end up being things themselves.
Agnes Martin really floored me when I first saw her work. I had a similar reaction to Phil Glasses work. It is there, you see it, you hear it but it is not to be captured.

Jasper Johns
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Larry Poons Began using the grid as a structure to paint on. Then he began to reject the grid with his Discs paintings seen below.larry-poons-untitled-1344425414.jpg

47Poons1.JPG 30130_129333_untitledStudyforPainting_1.jpg A drawing for an early Poons Dot painting
AAA_tworjack2_38898.jpg Jack Tworkov was an Abstract Expressionist before using the grid and his carefully constructed color field paintings.
562934.jpg jack-tworkov-knight-series-oc1-q3-75-2-1344421997_b.jpg24220-image-400-400-resize.jpg 394Art_LeWittSol_IrregularGrid.jpg Sol Lewitt
WonkyGrid88100.jpg Katie Pasquini Masopust
Constantinople-2ch.jpg Sean Scully 2_Green_Grid.jpg
Aydin Hamami
7d24c3512c824edd1e477af51f6cfc5a.jpg Marilyn MacGregor
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Above and below - Katherine Knauer
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Larry Schute
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Rona Innes
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Rita Childress
Bridge-4x6-paper-punched-photographs-20111.jpg L.S. Metalic-Red-4x6-paper-punched-photographs.jpg L.SUntitled1997.39, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20.jpg Lane Banks
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Esther Solondz
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Culvert-4x6-woven-photographs-2010.jpgWoven Photo, Larry Shulte?

sam-francis-grid-paintings.jpg Sam Francis

Sam-Francis-Painting_1975.jpgSam Francis
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Steve Locke
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ovalfrogs.jpg Kerry Vandermeer
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am63-02_wood_1_0.jpg Agnes MartinagnesMartin1.jpg
Agnes Martin
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blob_grid_web2.jpg Miranda Parks

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Dennis Farrell above and below
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Piet Mondrian belowMondrian.jpg
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warhol-marilyn.jpg Andy Warhol
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Jannis Kounellis - above and below
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Jennifer Bartlett is an artist that has used the grid for many years.
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Morton
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