Selected Artists
 
Joan Mitchell

"Feeding Time" ca. 1945

Owner: Dominican University
River Forest, Illinois
           

Before Treatment

After Treatment

           
Joan Mitchell was born in Chicago in 1925 where she attended Francis Parker School. In the late 40's she received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and also summered in Mexico where she was influenced by Orozco. In 1949, she traveled to France on a Ryerson Fellowship. The following year she set up a studio in New York and received an MFA from New York University. It is during this time period that she abandoned representation entirely and adopted a non-representational format with aggressive brushwork and color. It is these images that she is best known for today. In 1959, she moved to Paris and spent the remainder of her life in France. Joan Mitchell died in Paris in 1992. She is represented in all major art museum and has surpassed sale prices of $500,000.00 for her abstract work. The above image is clearly influenced by the Mexican muralists and probably dates from 1943-46, the period she summered in Mexico and returned to Chicago for academic studies.
           
           


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