american modernist


Montenegro, Roberto (1887-1968) - 1942 The First Lady (Private Collection) by RasMarley
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Roberto Montenegro. The First Lady, 1942. Oil on cardboard. 10-­‐3/4 x 14-1/8 in. Collection of Andrés Blaisten. 

“A restless, zestful exhibition that’s both broad enough to be a survey and sufficiently focused to qualify as a thematic study.” —The New York Times celebrates Stuart Davis: In Full Swing

Stuart Davis (1892–1964), Tropes de Teens, 1956. Oil on canvas, 45 ¼ × 60 ¼ in. (114.8 × 153 cm). Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC © Estate of Stuart Davis / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Photograph by Cathy Carver


Alfred Henry Maurer - Le Bal au Moulin Rouge by Irina

Alfred Henry Maurer (April 21, 1868 – August 4, 1932) was an American modernist painter.


Georgia O'Keeffe - Grapes, 1927 by Irina

Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986)

The Wall Street Journal says ‪Stuart Davis‬: In Full Swing is “reason for rejoicing.”

Stuart Davis (1892–1964), Semé, 1953. Oil on canvas, 52 × 40 in. (132 × 101.6 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art; George A. Hearn Fund, 1953. © Estate of Stuart Davis / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY


Cool early American modernist Charles Demuth. Iconoclastic poet William Carlos Williams was a contemporary and considered Demuth’s painting to be the one thing closest to his imagistic free verse in terms of new thinking and vision. “Two Sails”


“The most strikingly different piece on Union Café was a composition Jeffes put together while taking part in one of the so-called ” recording weeks" at Peter Gabriel’s Real World studios near Bath in August 1992. While he was down there, surrounded by musicians from all over the world, jamming and demo-ing ideas together, Jeffes heard of the death of the great American modernist John Cage. He swiftly conceived a piece which brilliantly enshrined the random principle which Cage pioneered and which the Penguins, in their own way, elaborated. “I immediately recognised his influence and how he would be missed. At the same time I recognised his name as a strong melodic harmonic cell and quickly wrote this piece which simply spells his name in canon over 4 octaves, three durations and two transpositions a fourth up and a fourth down” Alongside this riffing on the CAGE theme, was a piano part playing the notes DEAD in free time.“