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Gerald Murphy

 (1888 - 1964)
Gerald Murphy was active/lived in Massachusetts.  Gerald Murphy is known for abstract painting.

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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 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   ...  Displaying 750 of 3905 characters.

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