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MERCEDES MATTER (1913-2001)

 
Mercedes Matter was an original member of the American Abstract Artists and an influential figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues like Helen Frankenthaler and Lee Krasner, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The market for works by the historically undervalued AbEx women is increasing tremendously as their contributions to the movement gain overdue recognition. 
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<br>Matter held "Still Life" (c. 1962-63) in her private collection for nearly 40 years, a testament to its personal value, and the current owner acquired it directly from her estate. It is a wonderful example of Matter's expressive brushwork and distinctive blend of abstract and figurative styles. She used visual sources for her paintings, such as the traditional still life, but deconstructed the objects into complete abstraction, maintaining a focus on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces. Mercedes Matter was an original member of the American Abstract Artists and an influential figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues like Helen Frankenthaler and Lee Krasner, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The market for works by the historically undervalued AbEx women is increasing tremendously as their contributions to the movement gain overdue recognition. 
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<br>Matter held "Still Life" (c. 1962-63) in her private collection for nearly 40 years, a testament to its personal value, and the current owner acquired it directly from her estate. It is a wonderful example of Matter's expressive brushwork and distinctive blend of abstract and figurative styles. She used visual sources for her paintings, such as the traditional still life, but deconstructed the objects into complete abstraction, maintaining a focus on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces. Mercedes Matter was an original member of the American Abstract Artists and an influential figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues like Helen Frankenthaler and Lee Krasner, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The market for works by the historically undervalued AbEx women is increasing tremendously as their contributions to the movement gain overdue recognition. 
<br>
<br>Matter held "Still Life" (c. 1962-63) in her private collection for nearly 40 years, a testament to its personal value, and the current owner acquired it directly from her estate. It is a wonderful example of Matter's expressive brushwork and distinctive blend of abstract and figurative styles. She used visual sources for her paintings, such as the traditional still life, but deconstructed the objects into complete abstraction, maintaining a focus on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces. Mercedes Matter was an original member of the American Abstract Artists and an influential figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues like Helen Frankenthaler and Lee Krasner, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The market for works by the historically undervalued AbEx women is increasing tremendously as their contributions to the movement gain overdue recognition. 
<br>
<br>Matter held "Still Life" (c. 1962-63) in her private collection for nearly 40 years, a testament to its personal value, and the current owner acquired it directly from her estate. It is a wonderful example of Matter's expressive brushwork and distinctive blend of abstract and figurative styles. She used visual sources for her paintings, such as the traditional still life, but deconstructed the objects into complete abstraction, maintaining a focus on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces. Mercedes Matter was an original member of the American Abstract Artists and an influential figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues like Helen Frankenthaler and Lee Krasner, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The market for works by the historically undervalued AbEx women is increasing tremendously as their contributions to the movement gain overdue recognition. 
<br>
<br>Matter held "Still Life" (c. 1962-63) in her private collection for nearly 40 years, a testament to its personal value, and the current owner acquired it directly from her estate. It is a wonderful example of Matter's expressive brushwork and distinctive blend of abstract and figurative styles. She used visual sources for her paintings, such as the traditional still life, but deconstructed the objects into complete abstraction, maintaining a focus on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces. Mercedes Matter was an original member of the American Abstract Artists and an influential figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues like Helen Frankenthaler and Lee Krasner, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The market for works by the historically undervalued AbEx women is increasing tremendously as their contributions to the movement gain overdue recognition. 
<br>
<br>Matter held "Still Life" (c. 1962-63) in her private collection for nearly 40 years, a testament to its personal value, and the current owner acquired it directly from her estate. It is a wonderful example of Matter's expressive brushwork and distinctive blend of abstract and figurative styles. She used visual sources for her paintings, such as the traditional still life, but deconstructed the objects into complete abstraction, maintaining a focus on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces. Mercedes Matter was an original member of the American Abstract Artists and an influential figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues like Helen Frankenthaler and Lee Krasner, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The market for works by the historically undervalued AbEx women is increasing tremendously as their contributions to the movement gain overdue recognition. 
<br>
<br>Matter held "Still Life" (c. 1962-63) in her private collection for nearly 40 years, a testament to its personal value, and the current owner acquired it directly from her estate. It is a wonderful example of Matter's expressive brushwork and distinctive blend of abstract and figurative styles. She used visual sources for her paintings, such as the traditional still life, but deconstructed the objects into complete abstraction, maintaining a focus on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces. Mercedes Matter was an original member of the American Abstract Artists and an influential figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues like Helen Frankenthaler and Lee Krasner, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The market for works by the historically undervalued AbEx women is increasing tremendously as their contributions to the movement gain overdue recognition. 
<br>
<br>Matter held "Still Life" (c. 1962-63) in her private collection for nearly 40 years, a testament to its personal value, and the current owner acquired it directly from her estate. It is a wonderful example of Matter's expressive brushwork and distinctive blend of abstract and figurative styles. She used visual sources for her paintings, such as the traditional still life, but deconstructed the objects into complete abstraction, maintaining a focus on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces. Mercedes Matter was an original member of the American Abstract Artists and an influential figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues like Helen Frankenthaler and Lee Krasner, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The market for works by the historically undervalued AbEx women is increasing tremendously as their contributions to the movement gain overdue recognition. 
<br>
<br>Matter held "Still Life" (c. 1962-63) in her private collection for nearly 40 years, a testament to its personal value, and the current owner acquired it directly from her estate. It is a wonderful example of Matter's expressive brushwork and distinctive blend of abstract and figurative styles. She used visual sources for her paintings, such as the traditional still life, but deconstructed the objects into complete abstraction, maintaining a focus on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces. Mercedes Matter was an original member of the American Abstract Artists and an influential figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues like Helen Frankenthaler and Lee Krasner, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The market for works by the historically undervalued AbEx women is increasing tremendously as their contributions to the movement gain overdue recognition. 
<br>
<br>Matter held "Still Life" (c. 1962-63) in her private collection for nearly 40 years, a testament to its personal value, and the current owner acquired it directly from her estate. It is a wonderful example of Matter's expressive brushwork and distinctive blend of abstract and figurative styles. She used visual sources for her paintings, such as the traditional still life, but deconstructed the objects into complete abstraction, maintaining a focus on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces.
Still Lifec. 1962-196344 x 45 in.(111.76 x 114.3 cm) oil on canvas
Provenance
Estate of the Artist via Mark Borghi Fine Art, 2004
Private Collection, 2008
Mercedes Matter was an original member of the American Abstract Artists and an influential figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. Alongside many of her fellow AbEx colleagues like Helen Frankenthaler and Lee Krasner, Matter studied under Hans Hoffman. The market for works by the historically undervalued AbEx women is increasing tremendously as their contributions to the movement gain overdue recognition.

Matter held "Still Life" (c. 1962-63) in her private collection for nearly 40 years, a testament to its personal value, and the current owner acquired it directly from her estate. It is a wonderful example of Matter's expressive brushwork and distinctive blend of abstract and figurative styles. She used visual sources for her paintings, such as the traditional still life, but deconstructed the objects into complete abstraction, maintaining a focus on capturing the energy and relationship between objects and spaces.
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