Grace Hartigan, ‘Saint George and the Dragon’, 1970, C. Grimaldis Gallery
Grace Hartigan, ‘Saint George and the Dragon’, 1970, C. Grimaldis Gallery

About Grace Hartigan

Critics and historians have called Grace Hartigan both a second-generation Abstract Expressionist painter and a forebear of Pop art, though she was not satisfied with either categorization. In explaining the content and purpose of her work, Hartigan once said: “perhaps the subject of my art is like the definition of humor—emotional pain remembered in tranquility.” Hartigan painted intensely colored, gestural figures, inspired by coloring books, film, canonical painting, and advertising. She was a disciple of Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, and also studied with Isaac Lane Muse. She gained early critical attention when in 1950, she was included in Clement Greenberg and Meyer Schapiro’s “New Talents” exhibition. In 1958, Hartigan was hailed by Life magazine as one of the best young female American painters.

American, 1922-2008, New Jersey

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Grace Hartigan (1922-2008), ACA Galleries, New York
2017
Grace Hartigan: The Late Paintings, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore
2016
Test Show, Levis Fine Art, New York
2016
Women of Abstract Expressionism, Denver Art Museum, Denver

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Grace Hartigan (1922-2008), ACA Galleries, New York
2017
Grace Hartigan: The Late Paintings, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
C. Grimaldis Gallery at Art Palm Springs 2017, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore
2017
Collage: Made in America, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York
2017
Six Decades of American Abstraction, Caldwell Gallery Hudson, Hudson
2017
C. Grimaldis Gallery at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore
2016
The New York School (1940's-1980's), Levis Fine Art, New York
2016
Test Show, Levis Fine Art, New York
2016
Women! Women! (Of the 50's), Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York
2016
Women of Abstract Expressionism, Denver Art Museum, Denver
2016
Works On Paper, Erin Cluley Gallery, Dallas
2015
Summer's Bounty, Caldwell Gallery Hudson, Hudson
2015
Summer '15, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore
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