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 Manierre Dawson  (1887 - 1969)

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Lived/Active: Illinois/Michigan      Known for: non-objective painter, sculptor, architectural drawing

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1887 (Chicago, Illinois)


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New York Armory Show of 1913

Chicago-born Manierre Dawson (1887-1969) was a major early American modernist painter — perhaps the Windy City's most progressive spirit.  It is generally believed that this civil engineer and self-taught artist achieved a non-objective abstraction with no knowledge of the activities of Kandinsky, whose work Dawson's resembles.  He began painting in 1903 or 1904: nature studies that recall Whistler's "nocturnes" (Gedo, 1977).  By 1906, he painted figural compositions, such as < (showing 500 of 10576 characters).

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