No. 319. 1943. SW American abstract painter, Ed Garman (b1914), was known for his unique style of dynamic painting as well as his association with the Transcendental Painting Group. He sought to produce apolitical, non-representational paintings that would serve to transcend painting from the “appearance of the physical world, through new concepts of space, color, light and design, to imaginative realms that are idealistic and spiritual.