Anne Truitt

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Anne Dean Truitt (born March 16, 1921 in Baltimore ; † December 23, 2004 in Washington, DC ) was an American sculptor who is associated with artists such as Morris Louis and Kenneth Noland with both minimalism and colorfield painting .


Truitt graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a psychology degree in 1943. In 1947 she married the journalist James Truitt with whom they had three children, and in 1971 the couple divorced. Also in 1948 Anne Truitt began studying art at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Washington and studied sculpture with Alexander Giampietro , where she made friends with Kenneth Noland, who was also a student there. She created her most important work in the early 1960s and, alongside Donald Judd and Ellsworth Kelly, was one of the most important representatives of the American minimalist scene.

Her first solo exhibition was shown in 1963 at the André Emmerich Gallery, one of the most influential contemporary art galleries in New York. In 1964 she took part in the two trend-setting exhibitions " Black, White and Gray " at the Wadsworth Atheneum and in 1966, as one of only three women alongside Judy Chicago and Tina Spiro , in " Primary Structures " at the Jewish Museum in New York. In Washington, her work was represented by the Pyramid Gallery and later by the Osuna Gallery.

For many years, Anne Truitt was a professor at the University of Maryland and the Yaddo artist colony , of which she was president in 1984.

Anne Truitt was also known for the publication of her "diaries". 1982 appeared Daybook: The Journal of an Artist , 1986 Turn: The Journal of an Artist and 1996 Prospect: The Journal of an Artist .

Anne Truitt's estate is administered by Matthew Marks Gallery in New York.

Collections and Awards

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ André Emmerich Gallery, New York
  2. Grand allusion: James Meyer talks with Anne Truitt ( Memento from July 8, 2012 in the web archive ) Interview, ARTFORUM , May 2002 (Eng.)
  3. estate of Anne Truitt at the Matthew Marks Gallery (Engl.)
  4. ^ National Gallery of Art Collection
  5. ^ National Museum of Women's Art Collection
  6. Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /  
  7. Collection Metropolitan Museum of Art
  8. Museum of Modern Art Collection
  9. Whitney Museum of American Art Collection ( Memento of the original from April 4, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /