LACMA’s John McLaughlin exhibition shows dedication to the abstract – LA Daily News

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When: Through April 16. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday;, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Where: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.

Admission: $10 and $15

Information: 323-857-6010, lacma.org

John McLaughlin came to art later in his life. He’d already had a military career that included time as a U.S. Army linguist in China and India. He’d worked in real estate in Boston and later ran an art gallery there with his wife, Florence. After World War II, they settled in Dana Point, where they lived for the rest of their lives.

By that time, Japanese art and culture had become a thread through McLaughlin’s life, and it emerged in his work after he started painting full time, at age 48. He became one of California’s leading abstract artists…

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