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Quartet
By Elizabeth Murray
Located in Austin, TX
Set of four etching and aquatints on Arches En Tout Cas paper and Fabriano Esportazione paper Publishes bt Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York. Printed by John Lun...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Elizabeth Murray Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Crossing (Gemini 1776) Unique signed hand-colored paper assemblage with collage
By Elizabeth Murray
Located in New York, NY
Elizabeth Murray Crossing, 1999 Unique hand-colored paper assemblage with collage on Rives BFK on white Rising 4-ply museum support board Signed and dated in pencil 19 1/2 × 30 × 4 inches Framed: held in acrylic shadow box frame Unique hand-colored paper assemblage with collage on Rives BFK on white Rising 4-ply museum board support, signed and dated in pencil. This mixed media paper construction with hand coloring is housed in an acrylic box shadow frame, part of the "Crossing Series" of 33 works, each entirely unique, published by Gemini G.E.L., Catalogue Reference: Gemini 1776 Provenance: the Family Collection of Harry W. and Mary M. Anderson Artist Biography: Elizabeth Murray (b. 1940, Chicago, IL—d. 2007, Granville, NY) was an artist at the forefront of American painting for five decades and is considered one of the most important postmodern abstract artists of her time. Her drive and determination produced a singularly innovative body of work characterized by a Cubist-informed Minimalism and streetwise Surrealism. Throughout her career, she reveled in the physicality of paint and approached her work through the constructive vocabulary of sculpture, warping, twisting, splintering, and knotting her canvases. In her innovative and deeply imaginative body of work, Murray not only reclaimed the medium of paint as her own but shared personal evocations of birth and death, laughter and confusion, fullness and loss. From an early age, Murray wanted to be an artist—a cartoonist actually. With the support of her high-school art teacher, Elizabeth Stein, Murray enrolled at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with the aim of becoming a commercial artist. However, she would spend more time learning from the works on view in the museum than in the classroom, gravitating toward the paintings of El Greco, Francisco de Zurbarán, Georges Seurat, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso. Above all, it was the work of Paul Cézanne and Willem de Kooning that fueled her commitment to becoming a painter. After graduating in 1962, she went on to continue her studies at Mills College in Oakland, California. In 1967, she moved to New York City, where she would live and work until her death in 2007. Murray’s works from the 1960s reflect an irreverent embrace of the materiality of paint. Here, the artist experimented with elements of sculpture while maintaining allusions to the figure informed by her long-standing affinity for cartooning. Murray’s childhood love of Walt Disney and comics would underpin many aspects of her art throughout her career. During the 1970s, Murray dismantled—then rebuilt—many of the compositional strategies and theories associated with Minimalism. Using curved lines and complex shapes loosely informed by mathematical ideas, she introduced geometries that transform scale, shape, and form to her thickly painted and layered compositions. In the following decade, Murray introduced three-dimensionality to her canvases, bringing about a complete break from traditional, flat, rectilinear compositions. Muddied, moody, and gestural, the paintings of the 1980s blazed a course of international recognition and notoriety. In these works, interiors, tables, coffee cups, shoes, and other signature themes emerge from skeins of spray paint and graffiti-like markings. During the 1990s, Murray’s works became flatter while retaining a high degree of compositional elaboration and chromatic exuberance. In the final years of her career, the artist offered new visions of her characteristic motifs in vibrantly painted, multipaneled paintings. Throughout her stellar career, Murray was a much sought-after instructor, visiting artist, and lecturer. Appointments include instructor at Rosary Hill College (1965–67), visiting artist at Wayne State University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1973), instructor at Bard College (1974–77), visiting instructor at California Institute of the Arts (1975–76), lecturer at Princeton University (1977), instructor at Yale University (1977–80), instructor at School of Visual Arts in New York (1978–80), lecturer at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1979, 1985, and 1992), lecturer at Maryland Institute College of Art (1981), lecturer at New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture (1987), guest curator of Artist’s Choice: Elizabeth Murray at The Museum of Modern Art, New York (1995), visiting professor of studio arts at Bard College (1999–2003), and instructor at Brooklyn College (2003–07). Murray received numerous honors in recognition of her work, including the Walter M. Campana Award from The Art Institute of Chicago (1982), an award from American Academy of Arts and Letters (1984), Medal for Painting from Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1986), an honorary doctorate from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1992), induction as an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York (1992), Larry Aldrich Award (1993), an honorary degree from Rhode Island School of Design (1993), MacArthur Fellowship (1999), an honorary doctorate from The New School (2001), National Artist Award from Anderson Ranch Art Center (2002), Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement from College Art Association (2007), and an award from CITYarts (2007). Significant public commissions include two New York City Transit mural projects: Blooming (1996) at Lexington Avenue/59th Street and Stream (2001) at 23rd Street/Ely Avenue. Monographic institutional presentations include Elizabeth Murray: Drawings 1980–1986 at Carnegie Mellon University Art Gallery (1986), Elizabeth Murray: Paintings and Drawings at Dallas Museum of Art (1987, traveled to List Visual Arts Center at MIT; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Des Moines Art Center; Walker Art Center; and Whitney Museum of American Art), Elizabeth Murray: New Work at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1988), Elizabeth Murray Prints: 1979–1990 at Barbara Krakow Gallery (1990, traveled to Bates College Museum of Art, David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University, Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University, and Florida Gulf Coast Art Center), Elizabeth Murray: Recent Work at Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University (1991), Elizabeth Murray at Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College (1993), and Elizabeth Murray: Works on Paper, Virginia Commonwealth University (1998). In 2005, Murray earned the distinction of becoming only the fifth woman to receive a career retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, following Louise Bourgeois, Lee Krasner, Helen Frankenthaler, and Jackie Winsor...
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1990s Abstract Elizabeth Murray Art

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Paper, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"Untitled Abstract" Art Colorful Graphic Black Pink Orange Purple Blue Pop Art
By Elizabeth Murray
Located in Austin, TX
Unframed: 27.75" x 34.38" Framed: 35.5" x 45.5" Edition 42 of 100 Medium: Lithograph Signed: Left Right, Elizabeth Murray "From the Doctors of the World Portfolio" Elizabeth Murray...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Elizabeth Murray Art

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Digital Pigment

The Clock, Elizabeth Murray
By Elizabeth Murray
Located in New York, NY
Elizabeth Murray reshaped Modernist abstraction into a high-spirited, cartoon-based, language of form whose subjects included domestic life, relationships and the nature of painting ...
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20th Century Elizabeth Murray Art

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Screen

The Clock
By Elizabeth Murray
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this color screenprint on Coventry Rag paper. Signed, dated and numbered 2/108 in pencil. Published by The Lincoln Center/List Print Program, New York.
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1990s Contemporary Elizabeth Murray Art

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Color, Screen

Abstract Expressionist Print by Elizabeth Murray
By Elizabeth Murray
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Elizabeth Murray, American (1940 - 2007) Title: Untitled from Doctor's of the World Year: 2001 Edition: 24/100 Medium: Pigmented Digital Print, signed, numbered, and dated in...
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Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Elizabeth Murray Art

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Digital, Digital Pigment

Tybid
By Elizabeth Murray
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION Elizabeth Murray Tybid 2004 Lithograph 16 x 13 in. Edition of 150 Pencil signed & numbered Accompanied with COA by Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art Condition...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Elizabeth Murray Art

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Lithograph

We Meet Again by Elizabeth Murray, (green, purple and red abstract forms)
By Elizabeth Murray
Located in New York, NY
Brightly colored shapes bounce and collide on a vibrant yellow background. This lithograph is an example of Murray's mature work. This image was used to feature Lincoln Center's cele...
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Early 2000s Abstract Elizabeth Murray Art

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Screen

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Find a wide variety of authentic Elizabeth Murray art available for sale on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing the collection of art to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of orange and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by Elizabeth Murray in screen print, digital pigment print, mixed media and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 21st century and contemporary and is mostly associated with the abstract style. Not every interior allows for large Elizabeth Murray art, so small editions measuring 13 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Jim Jacobs, Dan Flavin, and Polly Apfelbaum. Elizabeth Murray art prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $2,025 and tops out at $17,500, while the average work can sell for $2,500.

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