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Meridian

Modern and Contemporary Art

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Meridian

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Betty Bierne Parsons
American, 1900–1982

Date

1978

Medium

Oil on wood

Accession #

1992.50

Dimensions

37 x 22 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

A fearless champion of contemporary art, Betty Bierne Parsons was both an artist and a professional art dealer. As an artist she made sculptural paintings in order to free her spirit and find her artistic voice. Inspired by the windswept setting of her Long Island home, Parsons combined pieces of wood that she found along the shore into abstract constructions, as in Meridian, which is painted with brightly geometric colors on each fragment.

Credit

The Lenore and Burton Gold Collection of 20th Century Art, gift through the 20th Century Art Acquisition Fund

Image Copyright

© Betty Parsons Foundation