Artist Birthdays September 10 – KATHERINE SOPHIE DREIER

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KATHERINE DREIER (September 10, 1877 – March 29, 1952)

  • Nationality: American
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement:Abstract-Creationism
  • ARTiFact: To promote contemporary art to American audiences, along with fellow-artists Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray, she founded the Société Anonyme in New York (1920). The majority of the renowned collection they amassed eventually became the basis of the Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim collections.
  • Artist Quote: “The function of art is to free the spirit of man and to invigorate and enlarge his vision.”
  • Important Artwork (shown below): Abstract Portrait of Marcel Duchamp, 1918.

Katherine Dreier. Abstract Portrait of Marcel Duchamp. 1918.

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