Grace Hartigan | the artist
The artist Grace Hartigan
March 28 1922,
Nov 15 2008
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In 1959 the Museum of Modern Art in New York sent an exhibition called "The New American Painting" to eight European countries. Only one woman was included in this famous exhibition—Grace Hartigan.
Born in Newark and raised in Millburn, she signed her early work with the name George Hartigan in order to find gallery representation and avoid sexism, as few women artists were able to show their works in the 1950s…
Hartigan was part of New York’s Abstract Expressionist movement during the 1950s…
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