Spectrum #21, 1975

David Haidle
(American, born 1944)

Location: Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia


'Spectrum 21' is a colorful painting by artist David Haidle. It is an example of his artworks that use a geometric grid to organize and structure the abstract composition.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Federal Way School District.


David Haidle is most known for his Rose Matrix series that combines computer graphics and traditional lithography printing.
A native of Spokane, Eastern Washington, Haidle studied graphic design at Spokane Valley Community College, and continued his studies in painting and printmaking at Portland State University and Pacific Northwest College of Art (both in Portland, Oregon). He served in the U.S. Armed Forces as an illustrator from 1966-69, in Vietnam and Europe. He currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon, where he co-owns the publishing company Seed Faith Books.

Material CategoryPainting - paint on fabric
MediumSpray painting
Dimensions23 3/8 in x 29 1/2 in (overall)
ID NumberWSAC1976.067.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationOregon, United States
Location Information
AgencyWashington State Arts Commission
Artwork LocationWashington State Arts Commission
Not on display. At ArtsWA pending conservation, framing, re-siting, or return to site.
WA CountyThurston
Site TypeState Agency
Address711 Capitol Way S., Suite 600
Olympia, WA 98504
Geo. Coordinates47.041975, -122.901474
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