Vivian Springford: A Retrospective will mark the first opportunity for Santa Fe to view a broad selection of paintings by the artist. It will feature work spanning a period from 1959-1984. Springford first gained attention in the late 1950s as a second-generation abstract expressionist painter. She wrote of her work, “My painting is my own small plot of energy, in terms of color and movement, in the universal whole.”View Catalogue
About the Artist
Originally a portrait artist, she illustrated Albert Carr’s 1938 book Juggernaut with portraits of twenty political dictators from the Napoleanic era to the early twentieth century.
She was championed in the late 1950s by Howard DeVree, the New York Times art critic, and Harold Rosenberg helped Springford get her first show at Great Jones Gallery in 1960.
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