(1886 - 1953)
Morgan Russell was active/lived in California / France. Morgan Russell is known for synchromist, modernist painter.
Biography Morgan Russell
Russell was born in New York City in 1886. He was a handsome young man
who modeled nude for sculpture classes as a student and made his first
trip to Europe at the age of twenty. The Fauves and their brilliant,
emotional colors were all the rage and much influenced Russell.
He settled in Paris in 1909, took
classes from Matisse and in conjunction with Macdonald-Wright,
synthesized their research into what they called Synchronism, meaning
simply "with color." It combined the spatial figures of Cubism with
full-blast color and pushed beyond any clear images into abstraction.
But the flame burned out quickly and Russell all but abandoned the
movement by 1916. Consequently, Robert
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