Grace Hartigan: A Survey

April 27th through June 3rd 2017

ACA Galleries is pleased to present GRACE HARTIGAN: A SURVEY 1949 to 2006. During her lifetime Grace Hartigan was the recipient of numerous awards including the Life Time Achievement, Neuberger Museum (2002) and Governors Awards, Baltimore, MD (2006) and honorary doctorates from Goucher College, Towson, MD; Lafayette College, Easton, PA; Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD and Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, among others. In 1953 the Museum of Modern Art purchased The Persian Jacket. Her work was included in MoMA’s Twelve Americans show in 1956 and in its 1958 seminal New American Painting exhibition that toured Europe through 1959. In 1960 Grace Hartigan moved to Baltimore, eventually teaching at the Maryland Institute College of Art, which built a graduate school around her practice: the Hoffberger School of Painting. She became its director in 1965. Hartigan’s work is included in the traveling exhibition Women of Abstract Expresssionism organized by the Denver Art Museum; on view at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC (October 22, 2016–January 22, 2017) and at the Palm Springs Art Museum, FL (February 18–May 29, 2017). Robert S. Mattison has authored 7 books and more than 90 articles including Grace Hartigan: a painter’s world (1990). He has also curated over 30 museum exhibitions. He received his BA in art history from Middlebury College, his MA from Williams College, and his PhD from Princeton University. He is currently the Marshall R. Metzgar Professor of Art at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Selected Works

Blood and Wine

Oil on canvas, 1975

78 × 96 in, 78, 96, , in

Hollywood Interior

Oil on canvas, 1993

66 × 78 in, 66, 78, , in

Follies

Oil on canvas, 1927-1989

78 × 60 in, 78, 60, , in

I Remember Laxcaux

Oil on canvas, 1978

77 × 118 in, 77, 118, , in

Alexandra

Oil on canvas, 2006

58 × 32 in, 58, 32, , in

Coffee Pot and Gladiolas

Oil on canvas, 1954

32 × 24 in, 32, 24, , in

Petite

Collage on Paper, 1963

32 × 23 in, 32, 23, , in

Study for Montauk Highway

Collage on paper, 1957

22 × 28 in, 22, 28, , in

St. Serpion (After Zurbaran)

Oil on canvas, 1952

54 × 36 in, 54, 36, , in

Night Landscape - Woods Hole

Mixed media collage on paper, 1960

22 1/2 × 28 1/2 in, 22.5, 28.5, , in

Feline Image

Pen, brush, black ink and ink wash on paper, ca. 1952

12 × 10 3/4 in, 12, 10.75, , in

Pond Memory

Oil on canvas, 1963

50 × 40 in, 50, 40, , in

Kabuki Warrior and Concubine

Oil on canvas, 1999

72 × 84 in, 72, 84, , in

Maria Montez

Oil on canvas, 2006

54 × 48 in, 54, 48, , in

Tatiana

Oil on canvas, 2004

66 × 60 in, 66, 60, , in

St. Croix Interior

Oil on canvas, 2003

72 × 60 in, 72, 60, , in

Bony Labyrinth

Oil on canvas, 1967

51 3/4 × 62 1/2 in, 51.75, 62.5, , in

Land and Sea

Oil on canvas, 1977

72 × 89 in, 72, 89, , in

Untitled

Watercolor and collage on paper, 1965

30 × 22 1/4 in, 30, 22.25, , in

Fischer Island

Collage on paper, 1987

40 × 32 in, 40, 32, , in

Dutch Master Manger

Oil on canvas, 1993

78 × 66 in, 78, 66, , in

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