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Margaret Mullin
Surrealist Art Deco Figurative Abstract Expressionist Oil Painting Woman Artist

1951

$3,800

About

A classic example of her work. Egg tempera or oil on board. Her paintings are highly prized by collectors of works by American, female surrealists of the early 20th century. American artist Margaret Mullin (1910-1980). Born in New Rochelle, New York, Mullin attended Cooper Union and later taught at the Traphagen School of Fashion. Margaret Mullin married Joseph Meert (a good friend of Colorado artist Charles Bunnell) in New York City, 1935. Thomas Hart Benton thought Joseph Meert his best student. Meert taught Benton's classes at the Kansas City Art Institute while Benton painted the Missouri Capitol murals. Meert was an abstract artist who started as a WPA artist. Meert has won several awards and is listed in Who was Who in American Art. Meert was also Jackson Pollock’s friend and colleague and saved Pollock's life. In the spring of 1935 Thomas Hart Benton became Director of Fine Arts at the Kansas City Art Institute and invited Meert to be his assistant. That August, Meert moved back to Kansas City from NYC, In 1941 Meert resigned from the Kansas City Art Institute and returned to New York City where they made their home and studio on Astor Place. Margaret found work at the Traphagen School of Fashion, and the couple renewed their friendship with Jackson Pollock. In 1946 Margaret, Joseph and six other artists, John Senhauser, Donald Coale, Job Goodman, Joseph Lornoff, Wally Strautin and Augustus Goertz who together formed the Spiral Group of abstract painters and exhibited at Galerie Neuf, New York city. March 1947, second Spiral Group exhibit at Galerie Neuf. February 1948, third Spiral Group exhibit at Forty-fourth Street Gallery, New York. October - November 1948, last Spiral Group show at New School for Social Research, New York. In the late sixties Margaret and Joseph bought a house in the Catskill mountains, Art Deco, Abstract Expressionism, Modernism, Surrealism, (he influence of Salvador Dali in particular) are all present in her art. Source: Color Rhythm: The late watercolors of Joseph Meert. Jackson Pollock-Lee Krasner House. She was included in the show Modern Women at Madron Gallery, Impressionism, Modernism and Surrealism commemorating Women’s History Month, along with Michael Corinne West, Martha Walter, Hilla Rebay, Margaret Mullin and Marguerite Zorach

Details

  • Creator
    Margaret Mullin (1910 - 1980)
  • Creation Year
    1951
  • Dimensions
    Height: 10.75 in. (27.31 cm)Width: 8.25 in. (20.96 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    good. minor wear. please see photos.
  • Gallery Location
    Bal Harbour, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3826367052

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