Manierre Dawson, ‘Untitled (Pictogram II)’, ca. 1914, Hollis Taggart

This work is included in the artist's catalogue raisonné under the number 1914.30.

New York: Schoelkopf Gallery. "Manierre Dawson: Paintings 1910-1914." 28 March - 22 April 1981, as "Untitled."

Gedo, Mary Mathews. "Manierre Dawson: Paintings 1910-1914." (New York: Schoelkopf Gallery, 1981), cat. no. 27, illus. p. 5, as "Untitled."

Ploog, Randy J., Myra Bairstow, and Ani Boyajian. "Manierre Dawson (1887-1969): A Catalogue Raisonné" (Jacksonville, FL: The Three Graces, 2011), p. 233, cat. no. 1914.30.

The artist
Estate of the artist
Dr. Lewis Obi, Frank McKeown, and Lefferts Mabie, 1978
Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York
Private collection, acquired from the above, 1984

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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