We feature American paintings and works on paper from the 1920s to the 1950s with special interest in the Urban/Industrial Scene, Modernism, Atelier 17, Surrealism, and African American work.
CLOSING THIS WEEK: INNOVATION AND ABSTRACTION
Anne Ryan, The Quest, 1945, woodcut on black paper
The Estate of the Artist
CLOSING WEDNESDAY, MAY 31.
Innovation and Abstraction: Women Artists and Atelier 17 is on view at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, through Wednesday, May 31. This exhibition was shown at the Pollock-Krasner House, East Hampton, NY, in 2016.
Dr. Christina Weyl, selected eight artists from the more than ninety women who worked at the New York Atelier 17 between 1940 and 1955. For each she selected intaglio prints indicative of their Atelier experience as well as an additional piece in another medium: paintings for MINNA CITRON and ALICE TRUMBULL MASON, string construction for SUE FULLER, sculptures for WORDEN DAY and DOROTHY DEHNER, and woodcut and collage for ANNE RYAN. Works by Louise Bourgeois and Louise Nevelson are also included.
Shown here is Anne Ryan’s The Quest, about 1945, a woodcut on black paper, an impression of the first state. This subject appeared in the Innovation and Abstraction exhibition at its Zimmerli Art Museum venue, 2017.
Link to Weyl’s essay and checklist; http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/pkhouse/atelier17-ecatalog.pdf STG listing for Women of Atelier 17 http://www.susantellergallery.com/cgi/STG_art.pl?artist=pkhouse
Our list includes a few other artists including Worden Day, Fannie Hillsmith and Kett.
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