Introduction
Anne Truitt (March 16, 1921 – December 23, 2004), born Anne Dean, was a major American sculptor of the mid-20th century. She became well-known in the late 1960's for her large-scale minimalist sculptures, especially after influential solo shows at André Emmerich Gallery in 1963 and the Jewish Museum (Manhattan) in 1966. Unlike her contemporaries, she made her own sculptures by hand, eschewing industrial processes. Drawing from imagery from her past, her work also deals with the visual trace of memory and nostalgia. This is exemplified by a series of early sculptures resembling monumental segments of white picket fence.
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Q565848
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Introduction
Truitt's sculptures were colorful and abstract having affinities with both color-field painting and Minimalism. Her work was championed by the critic Clement Greenberg in the 1960s but did not receive significant recognition until recent years. Her work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Roles
Artist, Painter, Sculptor
Names
Anne Truitt, Anne Dean Truitt, Anne Dean
Ulan
500022909
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