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Gertrude Greene

American Art

Is this a painting, a sculpture, or both? Gertrude Greene is credited with having been the first American artist to create completely abstract wood reliefs such as this one. She was a founder (in 1936) of American Abstract Artists, an organization that promoted the work of American artists who felt that their art was overshadowed by their more famous European contemporaries.
MEDIUM Oil, wood, and Masonite on Masonite
DATES 1941
DIMENSIONS 36 1/8 x 24in. (91.8 x 61cm) frame: 40 5/8 x 28 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (103.2 x 72.4 x 4.4 cm)
SIGNATURE Signed verso in chalk: "Gertrude Greene / 1941"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Balcomb Greene
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
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