1907 Karlstrom and Ehrlich

Paul J. Karlstrom and Susan Ehrlich Turning the Tide: Early Los Angeles Modernists 1920-1956, Barry M. Heisler Introduction Santa Barbara Museum of Art 1990, 1907

Stanton Macdonald-Wright [1890-1973], 1990, 1913, 1912, 1910, 1907, 1904, 1900, 1890

     "Creator of a modernist style based on pure, spectral color, Stanton Macdonald-Wright served as an early American pioneer of chromantic abstraction. Born in Charlottesville, Virginia on 8 July 1890, he developed an interest in art in his childhood when, after turning five, he took private painting instruction. In 1900 he moved with his family to Santa Monica, California, where he boasted dismissal from several schools. Courting adventure, he sailed the Pacific as a deck hand, stopping for a while on Maui to savor rustic existence.

     "Back in Los Angeles in 1904, Macdonald-Wright took courses at the Art Students League in downtown Los Angeles with Warren T. Hedges, a one-time colleague of Ash Can painter Robert Henri. Three years later, still itching with wanderlust and wishing to study abroad, he married and traveled with his bride to France. Settling in Paris, he took courses at the Sorbonne and sampled classes at the Academie Colorossi, the Academie Julien, and the Ecole des Beaux Arts."

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