Untitled 5, circa 1950
Artist: Mary Abbott
Watercolor on paper, 7 x 10 inches,
signed, lower right
Mary Abbott was in New York City, Abbott’s early interest in art led her to courses at the Art Students League in the late 1930’s. In 1946 she met sculptor David Hare, who introduced her to an experimental school called The Subjects of the Artist- a sort of anti-art school started in 1948 by Hare, William Baziotes, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, and Robert Motherwell. She was at the heart of the Abstract Expressionist movement in New York.