Mary Lee Bendolph (Gee's Bend)
American, born 1935
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Selected exhibitions
2018
Piece Together: The Quilts of Mary Lee Bendolph,
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
Studio Visit: Selected Gifts from Agnes Gund,
The Museum of Modern Art
2014
Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies (FAPE) Saturday, June 21 – Sunday, July 27,
Guild Hall

Perhaps the best known of the famous Gee’s Bend quilters of Alabama, Mary Lee Bendolph is an icon of American folk art and a virtuoso of abstraction. To create her free-form quilts, Bendolph uses salvaged materials in strings (wedges and triangles) or strips (rectangles) to create rhythmic and unpredictable patterns …

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