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Harold Kriser is an American painter and sculptor working in an abstract style. Harold Kriser was born in Brooklyn, New York in the year 1920.

Kriser attended American Artist School located in New York City. Later he would study architecture and the New Bauhaus School located in Chicago, Illinois. Kriser finished his studies the Illinois Institute of Technology.

The artist received some inspiration when he was young from a meeting with the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian. In 1946 he became a member of the American Abstract Artists Group.

Kriser served in the American Army Air Force during World War 2. His job was to draw weather maps.

Before having success as an artist Kriser worked for a large firm as an architect. Eventually the artist traded in working for an architect, to being a teacher of architecture at the high school level in New York City. Krisel held this position for fifteen years before retiring in 1981.

Harold Krisel passed away in 1995.

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Krisel had a great talent for compositions. His bold use of color was also a key strength in his work.