Surrealist Abstraction No. 1
1945
19.75" x 14.75"
Framed: 23.25" x 18.25"
Painting, oil on canvas
Signed, titled, and dated verso

About the Artist
(1891 - 1982)
In 1938, Raymond Jonson co-founded the Transcendental Painting Group, a group of painters whose vision was to advance spirituality in art through the creation of non-objective work. As a professor of art at the University of New Mexico, Jonson’s vision inspired such renowned artists as Richard Diebenkorn and Agnes Martin. In 1950, he founded the Jonson Gallery at UNM, the only space in the southwest where abstract and non-representational works were being exhibited.

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