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    Artist Name:

    Betty Bierne Parsons

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    American, 1900–1982






    Oil on wood


    37 x 22 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches

    Credit Line:

    The Lenore and Burton Gold Collection of 20th Century Art, gift through the 20th Century Art Acquisition Fund

    Accession Number:



    (c) Betty Parsons Foundation

    On View - Wieland Pavilion, Skyway Level, Gallery 412
    A fearless champion of contemporary art, Betty Bierne Parsons was both an artist and a professional art dealer. As an artist she made sculptural paintings in order to free her spirit and find her artistic voice. Inspired by the windswept setting of her Long Island home, Parsons combined pieces of wood that she found along the shore into abstract constructions, as in Meridian, which is painted with brightly geometric colors on each fragment.

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