Manierre Dawson, ‘Configuration’, 1914, Hollis Taggart Galleries

Catalogue raisonné no. 1914.07. This painting is recorded in the Dawson Record under the heading "1914": "Configuration, 60 x 78, canvas."

Signature: Signed and dated lower right: "M. Dawson '14"

The artist
Estate of the artist
Dr. Lewis Obi, Frank McKeown, and Lefferts Mabie, 1978
Private collection, 1991

About Manierre Dawson

Manierre Dawson’s abstract paintings and sculptures incorporate simplified mathematical and geometric shapes, such as hyperbolas, parabolas, and circles, into muted, non-representational compositions. Non-objective and lacking any central subject matter, his works often suggest fragmented landscapes or the movement of the human body, paralleling the work of contemporaries Marcel Duchamp and Umberto Boccioni. Dawson is considered one of the pioneers of American abstraction. Later in his career he would become an early experimenter with mixed-media sculpture, working in laminated particleboard, wood composites, and found materials.

American, 1887-1969, Chicago, Illinois

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