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Alice Trumbull Mason

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'The first monograph of a painter's painter brings a jolt of new insight and a confident show of her works' mindfulness and beauty' - New York Times

An authoritative and comprehensive survey of the life and work of the abstractionist, Alice Trumbull Mason

A groundbreaking artist, Alice Trumbull Mason (1904-1971) was one of the earliest painters of the twentieth century to embrace abstract painting in America. Mason's early paintings have been compared to those of Gorky, Kandinsky, and Miro, and in 1936 she became a founding member of the American Abstract Artists (AAA) and one of its leaders in the promotion of abstract work by artists such as Josef Albers, Ad Reinhardt, Piet Mondrian, and many others. Mason was a true artist's artist whose efforts helped lead to the great movements of later twentieth-century art, such as Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Post-Modernism, and Conceptual Art.

Alice Trumbull Mason features essays that illuminate and contextualize the artist's multifaceted work and personal life through her paintings, prints, poetry, and letters. The book reveals the full life story of a seminal abstractionist, making a sound argument for adding her to the annals of great twentieth-century artists.

Details

  • Author: Elisa Wouk Almino
  • Hardcover: 256 pages | 200 colour illustrations
  • Date published: September 2020
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0847866991
  • Product Dimensions: 30.3 x 24.9 cm