Andrew Forge, a British-born painter and teacher at the Yale School of Art, died Wednesday. He was 76.

Forge, who studied with William Coldstream at the Chamberwell School of Art in London, painted abstract pieces that emphasized the sensory effects of color.

In his paintings, which recalled the work of Claude Monet and expressionist Mark Rothko, he used tiny dots and short dashes of paint in patterns that occasionally hinted at landscapes and figures.

Forge taught at the Slade School and Goldsmith’s in London in the 1950s and ’60s before moving to the United States in 1972. He taught for 30 years at the New York Studio School, and was most prominently associated with Yale, where he was a dean of painting.

–Associated Press