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Beatrice Mandelman

(1912 - 1998)
Beatrice Mandelman moved to Taos in 1944 and lived there until her death in June of 1998. The complexity of abstractions, simplicity of color, structures within her large canvases were highly organized. They had a childlike elegance to them, a transparency and depth that holds one spellbound. There were open areas of white out of which colors, her shapes and forms seemed to explode, like prisms through the very surface rather than merely refracting light onto the surface.