11 Female Abstract Expressionists You Should Know, from Joan Mitchell to Alma Thomas
All images: approximately 17 x 13 in. (43.2 x 33 cm) (two horizontal)
All sheets: 25 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (64.8 x 49.5 cm)
All signed, titled, dated and numbered `Special Edition 8/10' in pencil (the regular editions were 18, 19 or 20 and 1 artist's proof for all), published by Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York (with their blindstamp), all framed.
Including: Atlanta in Arcadia; From Eyes Blue and Cold; Green Awnings; Who Will Accept our Offering at this End of Autumn?; Dido to Aeneas; Palm Trees; and In the Campagna
Esther Sparks 7-13
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, United States