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Anne Truitt

The Estate of Anne Truitt is represented exclusively by Matthew Marks Gallery. Truitt, a major figure in American art for more than forty years, abandoned work in psychology and nursing in the 1950s to concentrate on art. She drew, painted, and wrote, but she is best known for her large wood sculptures meticulously covered in many coats of paint. "I've struggled all my life to get maximum meaning in the simplest possible form," she said in 1987. Although she is often labeled a Minimalist, Truitt's integration of painting and sculpture, her use of color, and her dedication to the relationship between meaning and form differentiate her work from that movement.

Truitt (1921–2004) grew up in Easton, on Maryland's eastern shore, and spent most of her adult life in Washington, DC. Her work has been shown in one-person exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum, which mounted a retrospective of her work in 2009. During her lifetime Truitt received many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and five honorary doctorates, and served as acting director of Yaddo, the artists' retreat in Saratoga Springs, NY. Her work is in the collections of many leading museums, including the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Dia Art Foundation, New York; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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Museum Exhibitions
Anne Truitt
Beacon, NY
Opens May 5, 2017
Room 2 Installation
Potomac, MD
Opens Oct 4, 2018
The Shape of Shape, Artist’s Choice: Amy Sillman
The Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY
Oct 21, 2019 - Apr 20, 2020