1887 - 1979

Andrew Michael Dasburg

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American painter and graphic artist, one of the first representatives of Cubism in his country.

In early childhood, the future artist experienced a dangerous illness, which chained him to bed and made him disabled for a long time. During the long recovery process, young Dasburg became interested in painting, which became his profession in the future.

Andrew Dasburg lived and worked in New Mexico sixty years, becoming an outstanding modernist in the southwest and having devoted a huge amount of his work to this region. The artist mostly painted still lifes and landscapes depicting the nature and architecture of the southwest of the United States. A student of Robert Henry, educated in Paris and personally acquainted with Henri Matisse, the artist participated in the famous “Armory show” in 1913 (“The War Show”), where his work was called “daring experiments” in painting. Despite the harsh criticism and lack of understanding on the part of many colleagues, Dasburg managed to achieve great popularity, as evidenced by the victories in several art competitions and the prestigious Guggenheim Prize received by him in 1932. In the article of the magazine “Arts” (1924), it was said that “The landscapes of Dasburg have the authenticity of the place embodied in them very reliably, and should be recognized, undoubtedly, as one of his best paintings.” Being an active member of the community of American artists and a talented teacher, Andrew Dasburg made a great contribution to the development of modern painting of the United States.

Key ideas:

– The work of Dasburg is an original combination of European art tradition, the atmosphere of the American province and his own interpretation of Cubism.

– Working in the manner of Сubism, he added wavy lines and bold contrasting color spots to a simplified geometric structure.

– Dasburg’s palette features bright saturated colors, mostly terracotta, brown and greenish shades, making his paintings harmonious and emitting tangible warmth and vitality.

– A distinctive feature of the author’s work is the flickering effects of light in the depiction of nature, which he achieved by using colors, gently “flowing” into each other and careful study of the air atmosphere.

– Many art historians associate the name of Dasburg with Synchromism, a popular art movement, the representatives of which tried to make the painting more “musical” with the help of bright “flowing” into each other colors and dynamic forms. In several works, the artist was indeed close to pure color abstraction. Nevertheless, after 1918 he began to work in his own style, which is characterized by a strict structure and, although very schematic, but still a real reflection of the surrounding reality.

Andrew Michael Dasburg

On Artist

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Fauvism

Cubism

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Morgan Russell

Georgia O’Keeffe

Mable Dodge

Joe Davidson

Arthur Lee

artists

Kenyon Cox

Robert Henry

Paul Cezanne

Henri Matisse

Lovell Birge Harrison

By Artist

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Cubism

Abstractionism

Abstract expressionism

friends

Agnes Martin

artists

Earl Stroh

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Mediums: watercolor, paper. Location: private collection.

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Mediums: oil, canvas. Location: Art-center of Francis Leman Lobar, New York, USA.

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Mediums: oil, canvas. Location: Addison Rowe Gallery, Santa Fe.

1967

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Mediums: oil, canvas. Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA.

1927

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Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, USA.

1924

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Mediums: oil, canvas. Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA.

1927

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Mediums: oil, canvas. Location: Museum of the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, USA.

1920

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Mediums: oil, canvas. Location: private collection.

1918

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Mediums: oil, canvas. Location: private collection.

1915 - 1916