(1938 - 1996)
Born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1938 and raised in Atlanta, Georgia,
Larry Connatser received his formal education in English literature,
but turned his energies entirely to painting in the early 1960's.
After a lengthy residence in Chicago, he returned to Georgia in
1971. There he lived first in Atlanta, where he executed a number
of public murals, and later in Savannah.
As he matured artistically, Connatser developed the visual language
for which he is acclaimed - brightly colored, three-dimensional
dots carefully organized in highly intricate compositions. A musician
by early training, he conceived of these dots as musical notes
and accents, orchestrated to create a compelling melody. Though
self-taught, Connatser was thoroughly informed of historic and
contemporary art movements. A prolific artist, he produced over
2500 paintings by the time of his death in 1996.