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Mary Pinchot Meyer: Artist

May 6 at 12:10 and 1:10
West Building Lecture Hall
Mollie Berger Salah, curatorial assistant, department of prints and drawings, 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.

Mary Pinchot Meyer, Half Light, 1964, synthetic polymer on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Quentin and Mark Meyer

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