Betty Parsons

Betty Parsons

Richard Pousette-Dart, Photographer (American, 1916-1992)

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The artist Betty Parsons is seen through the veil of an abstract drawing. Known as "the Den Mother of Abstract Expressionism," Parsons was the first to extensively exhibit the work of Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Ellsworth Kelly, and others in the gallery she opened on 57th Street in New York in 1946.

Pousette-Dart was one of the original group of Abstract Expressionists and an experimental photographer. He continued to show at Betty Parsons’ gallery long after the other painters had been seduced away by more aggressive gallery owners.

Object Information

Richard Pousette-Dart (American, 1916-1992)
creation date
about 1950
gelatin silver print laid down to mount
13-3/8 x 10-3/8 in.
mark descriptions
Inscribed in pencil, verso, lower center: RPD 38182 PL-200
accession number
credit line
Emma Harter Sweetser Fund
© Richard Pousette-Dart/Artists Rights Society (ARS)
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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