Betty Bierne Parsons
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Oil on wood
37 x 22 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches
The Lenore and Burton Gold Collection of 20th Century Art, gift through the 20th Century Art Acquisition Fund
© Betty Parsons Foundation
On View - Wieland Pavilion, Skyway Level, Gallery 416
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.