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Russell, Morgan

Born: 1886 AD
Died: 1953 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Painters

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.