Meeting (The Three Graces)

Manierre Dawson American

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In 1910 Dawson spent six months traveling throughout England, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy, where he visited museums, collectors, and archeological sites. Following this sojourn, he created a series of works in 1911–12 based on images from classical art and Old Master paintings. Here, he reinterprets the mythological subject of the Three Graces by painting in a manner derived from both Cubism and Italian Futurism. Although Dawson did not receive much recognition during his lifetime, his avant-garde work was at the forefront of American art at the time.

Meeting (The Three Graces), Manierre Dawson (American, 1887–1969), Oil on canvas

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