Coastal Landscape (1950)
Gifted by Maxine Stussy Frankel
Stanton Macdonald-Wright (1890 – 1973)
Stanton Macdonald-Wright launched the Synchromism movement in 1913 in Paris with fellow American artist Morgan Russell (1886 – 1953). Considered one of the first American modernist movements, Synchromism advanced the theory that light, space, and form could be evoked through the modulation of color alone. Macdonald-Wright was introduced to Chinese art while studying at the Sorbonne (Paris, FR) from 1907 to 1908. East Asian art would be an ongoing source of inspiration for the artist and educator throughout his life. Coastal Landscape demonstrates his engagement with Chinese and Japanese painting styles, here applied to California coastal scenes.
Year acquired: 2021