By Corinne Robins
"Ed Clark: The Fulfillment of a ‘Grand’ Talent", 1997

Edward Clark and Joan Mitchell are probably the two most outstanding artists of the younger generation of American expressionist artists which Irving Sandler in his book named ‘The New York School,’ after the city in which it flourished. Clark and Mitchell's limited recognition until half way through the nineteen seventies (although Mitchell showed work early at the prestigious Stable Gallery) was a matter of their belonging to, respectively the wrong sex and gender for the time. Sandler's book, The New York School published in 1978, recognizes the contribution of women artist, but finds no room in its page for Ed Clark or any other artist of color.