Margarette Lawson (Listed California Modernist 1921-2005). Modernist Mixed media on Board "Earth Light", 24" x 24" (framed size: 25-1/2" x 25-1/2") signed lower right. Lawson was a California modernist. CONDITION: Some light dirt in white areas, a few frame nicks.
There was a show on her at the Riverside Museum of art on May 31 - July 5, 2008 entitled The Artistic Vision of Margarette Lawson. The following are excerpts from that show:
An Inner Dialogue: The Artistic Vision of Margarette Lawson (1921-2005)
May 31 - July 5, 2008
Reception: June 7, 2008, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
The Riverside Art Museum is proud to spotlight one of the region’s more historically important artists, Margarette Lawson. Her artistic talent and contributions to the “dialog” within art communities in the region for several decades were very significant, in addition to the larger California art world context.
“An Inner Dialog: The Artistic Vision of Margarette Lawson (1921-2005)” displays Lawson’s wide range of skills and attention to some of the most important art movements of her time, such as Pop art and non-objective/hard-edge abstraction. At the other end of the spectrum, Lawson also passionately pursued her interests in representational approaches to painting that had been much more established within this region. With either approach, Lawson clearly establishes her talents and contributions to the Southern California arts scene during her career. Realization of this exhibition and catalogue is largely due to the vision and contributions of Lawson’s daughter, Julia Candace Corliss – in addition to her poetry that adds significantly to this project. Additional support was provided by family and friends of Ms. Corliss and the artist – in addition to a grant by the James Irvine Foundation. We owe particular thanks to the Museum’s Senior Curator, Peter Frank, for his outstanding essay. Additionally, we thank Ms. Corliss for her contribution of poetry that adds a more intimate and personal interpretation to Lawson’s artwork and this catalog. And, as ever, the Museum owes its gratitude to its dedicated preparatory staff and volunteers.
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