Abstract Composition #1 by Doris Meyer Chatham

Abstract Composition #1 by Doris Meyer Chatham

Abstract Composition #1

Doris Meyer Chatham

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Title

Abstract Composition #1

 
Artist
Year
1955  
Technique
color lithograph 
Image Size
13 7/8 x 19 3/4" platmark 
Signature
pencil signed, lower right 
Edition Size
10 of 23  
Annotations
pencil titled, dated, and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
heavy, stiff ivory wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
23195 
Price
$600.00 
Description

A gestural Abstract Expressionist lithograph, done by Doris Meyer Chatham while studying art in Paris in the late 1950s. Doris Meyer travelled to France to study printmaking with Stanley William Hayter, who had returned to Paris and re-opened Atelier 17 in 1950. She continued to correspond with Hayter throughout the fifties and sixties.

After Doris and Heinrich Meyer were divorced in early 1955, she started driving to parts unknown and ended up in the Pacific Northwest. In Seattle she studied printmaking at the University of Washington with Glenn Alps who taught her lithography and collagraphy. After graduation she landed a job teaching art at Everett Junior College in Washington.

Doris moved to Marin County, California and began teaching printmaking at the College of Marin where she met and later married the painter Russell Chatham. She experimented with viscosity printing, developed at Atelier 17, and studied independently with Kaiko Moti. Most of her color lithographs, such as "Abstract Composition #1" were done as experiments and were not printed in large editions, in this case 23 impressions.

 

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