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The Collection of Edward Albee

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Maud Morgan
1903 - 1999
DIPODY
signed; signed, titled and dated 1952 on the reverse
oil on burlap, in artist's chosen frame
48 by 37 in. 121.9 by 94 cm.
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“Maud Morgan exhibited alongside Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, two giants of Abstract Expressionism. She mentored Frank Stella, buying one of his first paintings when he was 18. But her own brilliant career went largely unsung during her lifetime. [When in] New York, Morgan exhibited some of her paintings in 1938. This was the heyday of Abstract Expressionism and Morgan was represented by Betty Parsons, the legendary dealer who championed Pollock and Rothko. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney bought paintings from her show. Just as Morgan's career was blooming, she moved to Boston, where her husband had accepted a teaching job. Removed from the all-important New York art orbit, she was a woman painter working in a Boston suburb, circumstances that severely undermined her chances for serious recognition.” Elaine Woo, "Maud Morgan; Eclectic Artist"Los Angeles Times, 17 March 1999

The Collection of Edward Albee

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New York