Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Grace Hartigan: Vitreous Painting on Glass

Grace Hartigan, vitreous painting on glass, 8 x10”

Grace Hartigan (March 28, 1922 — November 15, 2008) was an American Abstract Expressionist painter of the New York School in the 1950s.

Grace Hartigan gained her reputation as part of the New York School of artists and painters that emerged in New York City during the 1940s and '50s. She was a lively participant in the vibrant artistic and literary milieu of the times, and her friends included Jackson Pollock, Larry Rivers, Helen Frankenthaler, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Frank O'Hara, Knox Martin, artists, poets, and writers. She was the only woman artist in the Museum of Modern Art's legendary The New American Painting exhibition, which toured Europe in the late 1950s.

Hartigan relocated to Baltimore, Maryland in the 1960s where she resided until her death. Over the years she has had dozens of solo exhibits, as well as participating in group shows for galleries such as Tibor de Nagy and Martha Jackson in New York, and her paintings are held by prestigious museums such as the Metropolitan Museum and the Whitney Museum of Art. From 1965 on she worked at the Maryland Institute, College of Art (MICA), where she was the director of the Hoffberger Graduate School of Painting.

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