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    Artist Name:

    Elizabeth Murray

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    American, 1940-2007


    Brush's Shadow




    Oil on canvas


    116 x 86 1/2 inches

    Credit Line:

    Gift of Frances Floyd Cocke

    Accession Number:



    © Elizabeth Murray

    Currently Not on View
    Through the combination of autobiographical references and allusions to everyday life in her work, Elizabeth Murray expanded the boundaries of large-scale abstract painting. In fact, Brush’s Shadow is a kind of self-portrait, composed of vaguely recognizable forms that are usually derived from objects such as tables, shoes, and coffee cups. The central green shape represents a brush (“the tool I use to communicate with”); the shape behind it (the “brush’s shadow”) is a figure, a substitute for the artist herself.

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