Alice Trumbull Mason, "The Saffron Pitch," 1963, oil on canvas, 36 x 30 in.

Alice Trumbull Mason, "The Saffron Pitch," 1963, oil on canvas, 36 x 30 in.

Alice Trumbull Mason: Shutter Paintings

Washburn Gallery, November 4, 2021-January 8, 2022

New York, NY – Nearly 50 years after her Whitney Museum retrospective, the work of American Abstraction pioneer Alice Trumbull Mason is contextualized anew in Shutter Paintings, a tightly focused exhibition of 16 late-career paintings that follows the Rizzoli publishing of a trove of documents that cement Alice Trumbull Mason’s status as a leading, avant-garde force within the “boys club” of Abstraction in the 1930s-1960s New York art world.

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"March Time," 1950

Alice Trumbull Mason, "March Time," 1950 (edition 7 of 25), etching and aquatint, 20 × 22 3/16 in. The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

‘Museums Overlooked These Artists’: Celebrating the Forgotten Women of Abstract Art

by Julianne McShane, The Guardian, October 13, 2021

New York, NY – In a new exhibition, the female abstract artists between 1930 and 1950 whose work was sidelined at the time finally get their space in the spotlight.

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Labyrinth of Closed Forms

Alice Trumbull Mason, "Labyrinth of Closed Forms," 1945, etching, aquatint, and embossing, 14 1/4 × 19 5/16in., The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Labyrinth of Forms: Women and Abstraction, 1930–1950

The Whitney Museum of American Art, Oct 9, 2021–Mar 2022

New York, NY – During the 1930s and 1940s, abstraction began to gain momentum as an exciting, fresh approach to modern artmaking in the United States, and a small assortment of American artists dedicated themselves to it. Labyrinth of Forms, a title inspired by an Alice Trumbull Mason work in this exhibition, alludes to the sense of discovery that drove these artists’ attempts to establish a visual form that reflected the advances of the twentieth century.

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Alice Trumbull Mason, "Untitled," 1939.

Alice Trumbull Mason, "Untitled," 1939. Oil on canvas, 36 x 25 1/4 inches. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. 2000.15.154. Museum purchase from the collection of Ahmet Ertegün.

Alice Trumbull Mason Included in Two Exhibitions at The Baker Museum

Naples, FL – The work of Alice Trumbull Mason is included in Blurring Boundaries: The Women of American Abstract Artists 1936-Present, as well as Making a Mark: American Women Artists at The Baker Museum in Naples, Florida. The exhibition “highlights the contributions of women artists in the development of modern and contemporary art in America,” and will be on view until July 25, 2021.

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Emily and Wolf in their Venice Studio, 1958. Photographed by Tinto Brass.

Fields of Vison: The Private Collection of Artists Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason

Christie’s New York
Live Auction: May 18
Online Sale: May 6-20

New York, NY — Christie’s announces Fields of Vision: The Private Collection of Artists Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason comprising paintings, works on paper, prints and sculptures, which reflect the many friendships the couple developed with other artists in their lifetimes. This dynamic collection is characterized by the inquisitive and nurturing natures of Mason and Kahn who, outside of their own studio practices, acquired meaningful works of art by their peers and artists they deeply admired…

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