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Russell, Morgan

Born: 1886 AD
Died: 1953 AD, at 67 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Painters

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1886 - Born in New York City. American painter who was an early proponent of abstraction.

1906 - He came to Paris to study art, where he immediately fell into the most progressive artistic circles.

1909 - Russell met Gertrude and Leo Stein, who introduced him to Matisse and Picasso.

1913–1914 - He and Stanton Macdonald-Wright established Synchromism (q.v.) as an avant-garde movement, issuing manifestos and exhibiting together in Munich, Paris, and New York.

1927-1932 - Exhibitions of Russell’s paintings and drawings were held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

1953 - Died on May 29th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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