biografía de Michael WEST (1908-1991)

Lugar de nacimiento: Chicago, IL

Lugar de defunción: NYC

Direcciones: NYC, 1939-91/second residences in Stonington, CT, 1950s & Montclair, NJ, weekends

Profesión: Painter, poet

Estudios: Cincinnati Conservatory Music, 1920s; Cincinnati Art Acad., 1927-30, with Kate Reno Miller, Herman Wessel, John Weis, Frank Meyers; ASL, 1931-34, with Hans Hofmann, Raphael Soyer; A. Gorky, 1932-46 (mentor); R. Pousette-Dart, 1946-48

Exposiciones: Rochester AC, 1935 (solo); Rochester Mem. Gal., 1935, 1939, 1941, 1943; Pinacotheca Gal., NYC, 1945; Rose Fried Gal., NYC, 1948; Stable Gal., NYC, 1953; Uptown Gal., NYC, 1957 (solo); Dominoe Gal., NYC, 1957 (solo), 1964; Lincoln Center, NYC, 1975; Pollock-Krasner House, East Hampton, LI, 1996 (solo)

Obra: Pollock-Krasner House, East Hampton, LI; WMAA

Comentarios: Was part of the New York School of Abstract Expressionists and a close associate of Gorky. Her work of the 1940s and 1950s used form as a way of expressing energy. Her full name was Corrine Michael West; she was known as Corinne West through 1935; Mikael West, 1936-40; and Michael West from 1941 until her death. During the 1950s, she was sometimes known as Michelle Lee.

Fuentes: info, including clippings, courtesy Stuart Friedman, Granite Springs, NY.

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