Agnes Lawrence Pelton
(1881 - 1961)
Agnes Lawrence Pelton was active/lived in California, New York. Agnes Pelton is known for landscape, portrait and floral still-life painting.
Biography Agnes Lawrence Pelton
Born in Stuttgart, Germany to American parents, William Halsey Pelton and Florence Pelton, Agnes Pelton was a pioneering American modernist* whose career had several phases that reflected her wide-ranging interests, extensive travels, and ability to grow and change. From 1900 to 1914, she did "imaginative paintings" focused on her 'inner self'; in 1919, a visit to the Southwest and exposure to Pueblo Indians initiated her portrait phase.
In 1923-1924 in Hawaii, she added floral and botanical subjects to her repertoire, and living in California beginning 1931, she focused on desert scenes with some of her paintings being abstract stylistically and others representational. Of her career at that point, American Art News<
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