Grace Hartigan, Lili Marlene, 2006. Oil on linen, 54 x 48 inches (137.2 x 121.9 cm). C. Grimaldis Gallery.

Hartigan is admired for having, as one critic noted, “resolved the problem that doomed many artists of the New York School: where to go from art in the 1950s.” Since she was able to reconcile abstraction with her usage of realism and iconography, she influenced many future artists, including Neo-Expressionists like David Salle and Julian Schnabel. She made the Maryland Institute College of Art a nationally prominent program and mentored hundreds of students during her tenure there. 

Source: ArtStory

          

           

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