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Morgan Russell

 (1886 - 1953)
Morgan Russell was active/lived in California / France.  Morgan Russell is known for synchromist, modernist painter.

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Morgan Russell


Morgan 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  ...  Displaying 750 of 12439 characters.



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About  Morgan Russell

Born:  1886 - New York, New York
Died:   1953 - Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Known for:  synchromist, modernist painter