Anne Truitt

Anne Dean Truitt ( born March 16, 1921 in Baltimore, † December 23, 2004 in Washington, DC) was an American sculptor, which is next to artists like Morris Louis and Kenneth Noland associated with both minimalism and Color Field Painting with.

She completed a psychology degree at Bryn Mawr College, where she graduated in 1943. In 1948 she married the journalist James Truitt with whom she had three children, in 1969 the couple divorced. Anne Truitt began also in 1948 an artistic studies at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Washington, and studied sculpture under Alexander Giampietro, where they deal with Kenneth Noland, also there student who befriended. Your main business section they created in the early 1960s and was next to Donald Judd and Ellsworth Kelly the most important representatives of the American minimalists scene.

Her first solo exhibition was in 1963 at the André Emmerich Gallery, one of the most influential contemporary art galleries in New York. In 1964 she participated in the two landmark exhibitions "Black, White and Gray" Wadsworth Atheneum of 1966, as one of only three women next to Judy Chicago and Tina Spiro, in " Primary Structures " at the Jewish Museum in New York. In Washington, her work is represented by the Pyramid Gallery and later by the Osuna Gallery.

For many years Anne Truitt was a professor at the University of Maryland and the artists' colony Yaddo, which she was president in 1984, respectively.

Anne Truitt was also known for the publication of their " diaries ". In 1982 Daybook: The Journal of an Artist, 1986 Turn: The Journal of an Artist as well as 1996 Prospect: The Journal of an Artist.

The estate of Anne Truitt is managed by Matthew Marks Gallery in New York.

Collections and Awards

  • Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
  • National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York