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  • Collection: Atelier 17 in America: 1940–1955

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Alice Trumball Mason began her artistic training in a somewhat traditional manner, studying from 1924 to 1928 at the National Academy of Design in New York with American realist Charles Webster Hawthorne. A year later, however, her interests took a…

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André Racz was born in Cluj, Romania. He studied art at the University of Bucharest before coming to the United States in 1938, initially as a member of the Romanian avant-garde to work on the Romanian Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair. He…

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Hungarian-born Gabor Peterdi began his career as an artist at the age of fifteen, when he travelled to Italy on a Prix de Rome scholarship for painting. After a year of study, he settled in Paris, where he associated with a number of artists active…

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Letterio Calapai was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. Although his family was not wealthy in the usual sense, it was, as the artist would later recount, “rich in the pleasures of music, poetry, and art.” His father loved poetry and his…

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Like many of Calapai’s intaglios from the 1950s, the imagery in It Is Finished, masked in part by the use of an additional color stencil, does not immediately reveal itself. Only when the series to which it belongs is known can the viewer somewhat…

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American sculptor Louise Nevelson is perhaps best known for the large, monochromatic wood assemblages—invariably painted all black at first, then later white or gold as well—that she began to produce in the late 1950s. Throughout her career, she…

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Mauricio Lasansky is one of the very few artists in modern times to focus almost exclusively on printmaking. Although he trained in numerous media while attending the Superior School of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires, his hometown, by the age of nineteen…

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Minna Citron was born in 1896 in Newark, New Jersey, and received her formal training in painting in New York City, at the School of Applied Design for Women and then at the Art Students League. In the 1930s, she became widely known and respected for…

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Two years after completing Men Seldom Make Passes, Citron more fully realized the potential for abstract expression in Squid under Pier. Influenced by Hayter’s predilection for Surrealist automatism, as well as his interest in water and its…

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Although several extant examples of Flight to Tomorrow, including the Palmer Museum copy on view here, have been dated 1948 by Citron, the print is given to 1949 in the catalogue for the artist’s exhibition of graphic work at the New School, held…
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