Horace Towner Pierce
(1916 - 1958)
Horace Towner Pierce was active/lived in California, New Mexico, Colorado / Mexico. Horace Pierce is known for biomorphic non objective painting, illustration, film making.
Biography Horace Towner Pierce
Horace Towner Pierce was a resident of New Mexico early in his career, and living there was a member of the Transcendental Painting Group (TPG), which formed in 1938. TPG was a group of painters dedicated to non-objective painting at a time when that style was virtually unknown in the Southwest.
In 1936, Pierce had gone to Taos to study with Emil Bisttram, who taught meditation-inspired painting at his Taos Art School. Relative to working with Bisttram, Pierce was described as "one of Bisttram's young idealistic students" (Blankenship, 42). He grew up in a household with a Quaker stepmother and a highly intelligent father, who was a research chemist and who suffered much deafness. In 1925, when Horace was nine
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