(1888 - 1964)
Gerald Murphy was active/lived in Massachusetts. Gerald Murphy is known for abstract painting.
Biography Gerald Murphy
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 heir to the Mark Cross leather fortune. He
graduated from Yale University in 1912, along with his future wife,
Sara Wiborg, the daughter of a millionaire manufacturer of printing
ink. Seeking to be independent from family pressures, the
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