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Spring

Accession Number
1958/2.63

Title
Spring

Artist(s)
Buffie Johnson

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1950-1958

Medium & Support
oil on canvas

Dimensions
40 1/4 in x 60 3/8 in (102.24 cm x 153.35 cm);40 7/8 in x 61 3/8 in x 1 3/4 in (103.82 cm x 155.89 cm x 4.45 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of an Anonymous Donor

Subject matter
Spring is an abstract painting with expressive swaths of color. The artist Buffie Johnson moved to East Hampton in 1950 and tried to join the Abstract Expressionists. Because of their general disinclination to include women, she struggled to be viewed as an equal. By the end of the decade she was commissioned to complete more than 200 panels of murals for the Astor Theater which was one of her most memorable pieces of work.   

Physical Description
An abstract painting with red, yellow, and black overlapping patches.

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Abstract (fine arts style)
American (North American)
abstraction
modern and contemporary art
spring
spring (season)

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