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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 began creating large-scale charcoal on canvas works in the 1970s with the aim of approaching drawing with the same reverence as painting. The charcoal works are less common than her riotously colorful paintings, and they demonstrate Matter's proclivity for complex and dynamic compositions. 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 began creating large-scale charcoal on canvas works in the 1970s with the aim of approaching drawing with the same reverence as painting. The charcoal works are less common than her riotously colorful paintings, and they demonstrate Matter's proclivity for complex and dynamic compositions. 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 began creating large-scale charcoal on canvas works in the 1970s with the aim of approaching drawing with the same reverence as painting. The charcoal works are less common than her riotously colorful paintings, and they demonstrate Matter's proclivity for complex and dynamic compositions. 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 began creating large-scale charcoal on canvas works in the 1970s with the aim of approaching drawing with the same reverence as painting. The charcoal works are less common than her riotously colorful paintings, and they demonstrate Matter's proclivity for complex and dynamic compositions. 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 began creating large-scale charcoal on canvas works in the 1970s with the aim of approaching drawing with the same reverence as painting. The charcoal works are less common than her riotously colorful paintings, and they demonstrate Matter's proclivity for complex and dynamic compositions. 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 began creating large-scale charcoal on canvas works in the 1970s with the aim of approaching drawing with the same reverence as painting. The charcoal works are less common than her riotously colorful paintings, and they demonstrate Matter's proclivity for complex and dynamic compositions. 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 began creating large-scale charcoal on canvas works in the 1970s with the aim of approaching drawing with the same reverence as painting. The charcoal works are less common than her riotously colorful paintings, and they demonstrate Matter's proclivity for complex and dynamic compositions.
Untitled38 1/8 x 40 in.(96.84 x 101.6 cm) charcoal on canvas
Provenance
Estate of the Artist
Literature
New York Times, Included in backgrouund of artist's obituary
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 began creating large-scale charcoal on canvas works in the 1970s with the aim of approaching drawing with the same reverence as painting. The charcoal works are less common than her riotously colorful paintings, and they demonstrate Matter's proclivity for complex and dynamic compositions.
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