Tuesday, November 18

Grace Hartigan

At the age of 86 Grace Hartigan has died. She was famous in the art community because of her association with the New York School during the 1940s and 50s. Her abstract expressionist works during that period made her one of the most celebrated artists of the period; according to Time magazine, it was her "bold pictorial expressions of everyday American life, and her highly-coloured examinations of commercialism [that] were often seen as a precursor of the Pop Art movement." In lieu of a memorial service, a retrospective of her work will be on display at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

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