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 Gerald Murphy  (1888 - 1964)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts      Known for: abstract painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Gerald Murphy
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Birth
1888 (Boston, Massachusetts)
 
Death
1964

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Massachusetts

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A prominent figure and multi-talented artist of the Lost Generation of Avant-Garde Americans in Paris in the 1920s, Gerald Murphy was known for painting everyday objects in flat, un-modulated colors.  He later said that he was "nourished on Leger's Picasso's, Braque's and Gris' abstractions."  He worked painstakingly, producing only a handful of finished works in the decade of the 1920s.

Murphy, a tall, attractive, redheaded man, was from a wealthy family and was the h (showing 500 of 3911 characters).



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