The Mayor’s Gallery presents New Deal artist James Daugherty: Abstract Art The interaction of Color: Work from the 1950 and 60’s

Mayor’s Gallery, Stamford Government Center

September 03, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The Mayor’s Gallery presents

New Deal artist James Daugherty: Abstract Art

The interaction of Color: Work from the 1950 and 60’s

September 3 – November 4, 2019

888 Washington Blvd, 10th fl Open weekdays 9am-4pm

parking on site handicap accessible info 203 858 3082

The well-known Connecticut artist, James Daugherty (1887-1974), is historically important to Stamford by the figurative murals he painted in the 1930’s New Deal era for the music room of the high school and for the public housing project called Fairfield Court. The murals for the latter were stripped from the walls and not a trace of them has ever been found. They are known only from photographs. The high school murals were also torn from the walls during a renovation but were mostly saved by an attentive student. Today one of these murals may be seen at the library of U/Conn Stamford, another at the Ferguson Library, and a third one in the Media Center of the high school. A fourth mural, “The World Outside,” is being installed this summer or autumn at the Tully Center.

In addition to his work as a muralist, Daugherty was a renowned book illustrator and author and was also an important modernist artist. He is recognized as one of the first American artists to paint abstract art based upon the interactions of color. These works, which date from 1913-20, are in the collections of museums such as Yale, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, and the Smithsonian. Beginning in 1953, Daugherty returned to abstract art, and until the end of his life he devoted much of his creative energy to making abstract paintings and pastels. This exhibition at the Mayor’s Gallery will show about forty of these late abstractions from the estate of the artist.

The Mayor’s Gallery is located in Stamford’s Government Building at 888 Washington Boulevard, 10th floor. The gallery hours are Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. Parking on site. Handicap accessible.

Contact Name: The Mayor's Gallery

Contact Email: lm77@optonline.net

Contact Phone: 2038583082

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This event is free of charge.

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Mayor’s Gallery, Stamford Government Center
888 Washington Blvd
Stamford, CT 06901

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Open weekdays from 9am-4pm handicap accessible on site parking

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