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Still-life Synchromy with Nude in Yellow

Morgan Russell, American, (January 25, 1886–May 29, 1953)

Creation date: 1913
Creation place: France

Other Information

Type: Oil Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Museum purchase through the Earle W. Grant Endowment Fund
Accession Number: 1973.22
Dimensions: 39 1/4 in. x 31 1/2 in. (99.7 cm x 80.01 cm)

Provenance

Mme. A. Grabowska, Paris, France ( - 1968)

Mickey Gribben, Los Angeles, California ( - )

Gertrude Stein Gallery/American Contemporary Artists Gallery, New York, New York ( - May 17, 1973)

Galerie Marcel Flavin, Paris, France (1968 - )

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (May 17, 1973 - )

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Born in New York City, Morgan Russell studied at the Art Students League and the New York School of Art. After visiting Europe twice, he settled in Paris in 1909. Russell and artist Stanton Macdonald-Wright (1890–1973) were friends and founded an artistic movement, Synchromism, while living in Paris. The word “synchromy” means “with color.” Synchromism marked the first movement of abstraction founded by Americans. Both Russell and Macdonald-Wright pursued a bright and varied color palette and, in keeping with their movement, believed that variations in color hues implied shifts in volume. Here, the artist portrays a still life within a lunette, demonstrating his ability to render work that blends the representational with pure abstraction. Behind the traditional fruits and books associated with still-life representations, a partial sculpture of a man rests on a table.
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Last Updated: 11/6/2015

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Les Synchromistes Morgan Russell et S. Macdonald-Wright Galerie Bernheim-Jeune , 10/27/1913 - 11/8/1913

New York-Paris , 5/1/1977 - 5/30/1977

Synchromism and American Color Abstraction, 1910–1925 Whitney Museum of American Art , 1/24/1978 - 3/24/1979

Morgan Russell: A Retrospective The Montclair Art Museum , 4/22/1990 - 11/4/1990

Okkultismus und Avantgarde: Von Munch bis Mondrian, 1900-1915 Schrin Kunsthalle Frankfurt , 6/2/1995 - 8/27/1995

L'École de Paris: 1904–1929, la part de l'Autre Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris , 11/30/2000 - 3/11/2001

Idol of the Moderns: Pierre-August Renoir and American Painting San Diego Museum of Art , 6/29/2002 - 2/16/2003

Ortra vez Modern and Contemporary The San Diego Museum of Art , 3/30/2013 - 7/14/2013

American: Art of the 20th Century San Diego Museum of Art , 1/18/2014 - 8/26/2014

Art of the 20th Century , 3/28/2015 - 8/16/2015

Art of the 20th Century San Diego Museum of Art , 7/23/2016 - 00/00/00

Once Upon a Time in America: Three Centuries of US-American Art Wallraf-Richartz-Museum , 11/23/2018 - 3/24/2019

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Ms. Mary Stofflet. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1993
Page Number: 178, 209, Figure Number: 209

Mr. Martin E. Petersen. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1993
Page Number: 150

Judi Freeman. Okkultismus und Avantgarde: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt. Frankfurt am Main, 1995
Page Number: 429, Figure Number: 341

Judi Freeman. Okkultismus und Avantgarde: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt. Frankfurt am Main, 1995
Page Number: 772, no. 341

Marilyn S. Kushner. Morgan Russell Hudson Hills Press, Inc.. New York, New York, 1990
Page Number: 7, no. 42

Marilyn S. Kushner. Morgan Russell Hudson Hills Press, Inc.. New York, New York, 1990
Page Number: 52

Marilyn S. Kushner. Morgan Russell Hudson Hills Press, Inc.. New York, New York, 1990
Page Number: 70, 71, 72, 179 note 16, Figure Number: 42

Marilyn S. Kushner. Morgan Russell Hudson Hills Press, Inc.. New York, New York, 1990
Page Number: 207, no. 22

Catherine Ojalvo, ed. L'École de Paris: Paris musées. Paris, France, 2000
Page Number: 168, Figure Number: 168

Catherine Ojalvo, ed. L'École de Paris: Paris musées. Paris, France, 2000
Page Number: 359

Gail Levin. Synchromism and American Color Abstraction, 1910–1925 George Braziller. New York, New York, 1978
Page Number: 142

Gail Levin. Synchromism and American Color Abstraction, 1910–1925 George Braziller. New York, New York, 1978
Page Number: 5, Figure Number: 5

Gail Levin. Synchromism and American Color Abstraction, 1910–1925 George Braziller. New York, New York, 1978
Page Number: 18

Gail Levin. Synchromism and American Color Abstraction, 1910–1925 George Braziller. New York, New York, 1978
Page Number: 24

Anne E. Dawson. Idol of the Moderns: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2002
Page Number: 34, 74 no. 37, Figure Number: 37

Mr. Steven Kern and Anne E. Dawson. The Magazine Antiques Brant Publications, Inc.. New York, New York, August 2002
Page Number: 86, Figure Number: 9

Ann Landi. Art News Art News. New York, New York, May 2002
Page Number: 147, Figure Number: 147

Mr. D. Scott Atkinson. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2003
Page Number: 184, Figure Number: 184

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