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Mary Pinchot Meyer: Artist

Mollie Berger Salah, curatorial assistant, department of prints and drawings, National Gallery of Art.

In this lecture on May 6, 2019, as part of the Works in Progress Lecture Series at the National Gallery of Art, Mollie Salah examines the work of color painter Mary Pinchot Meyer who worked contemporaneously with, and in some cases alongside, artists such as Anne Truitt and Kenneth Noland. Meyer’s sole concern is color. Never garish, her balance of tone and hue creates even compositions where color dominates and appears to extend beyond the bounds of the canvas.