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Morton Livingston Schamberg

(1881–1918). Painter and photographer. The death of this versatile modernist in the 1918 influenza pandemic foreclosed one of the most promising careers of his generation. In ...

Schamberg, Morton Livingston

Schamberg, Morton Livingston (15 Oct 1881)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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2011
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...Precisionism. About 1915 he produced some of the earliest photographs of the modern industrial city, also taking a number of portrait photographs. Schamberg died in the influenza epidemic of 1918 but in spite of his short career exerted an important influence on the early history of abstract art in the USA. Bibliography B. Wolf : Morton Livingston Schamberg (Philadelphia, 1963) Morton Livingston Schamberg (exh. cat., New York, Salander-O'Reilly Gals, 1982) Wilford W....

Schamberg, Morton Livingston

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists (2 ed.)

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2018
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... Images including God and Painting VII (Mechanical Abstraction) http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection?who=Schamberg%2c+Morton%24Morton+Schamberg&pg=1#!?q=%22morton%20livingston%20schamberg%22&perPage=20&sortBy=Relevance&sortOrder=asc&offset=0&pageSize=0 Images https://www.pafa.org/collection?field_collection_subject_tid=All&field_collection_category_tid=All&field_highlighted_collections_tid=All&field_artist_last_name_value=schamberg Images http://accessaddison.andover.edu/Obj14061?sid=259942&x=9937869 Image http://americanart.si.edu/collection...

Morton Livingston Schamberg

Morton Livingston Schamberg  

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(1881–1918).Painter and photographer. The death of this versatile modernist in the 1918 influenza pandemic foreclosed one of the most promising careers of his generation. In less than a decade, he ...
Walter Arensberg

Walter Arensberg  

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(1878–1954) and(1879–1953)American collectors and patrons, husband and wife. Both came from wealthy families and were thus able to devote themselves to artistic pursuits. They married in 1907 and ...
Charles Sheeler

Charles Sheeler  

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(b Philadelphia, 16 July 1883; d Dobbs Ferry, NY, 7 May 1965).American painter and photographer, the best-known exponent of Precisionism. Between 1904 and 1909 he made several trips to Europe, and he ...
Precisionism

Precisionism  

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A movement in American painting, originating c.1915 and flourishing in the interwar period, particularly the 1920s, in which urban and especially industrial subjects were depicted with a very smooth ...
Precisionism

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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2011
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663 words
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...Immaculates. In the 1940s Milton Brown ( 1911–98 ) coined the term “Cubist-Realism,” thereby stressing the European heritage of the aesthetic. However, Cubist-Realism never gained general currency and, from the 1950s, Precisionism was the preferred name. [ See also Schamberg, Morton Livingston , and Sheeler, Charles . ] Bibliography M. Brown : “ Cubist-Realism: An American Style, ” Marsyas , iii (1943–5), pp. 139–60 The Precisionist View in American Art (exh. cat. by M. L. Friedman , Minneapolis, MN, Walker A. Cent., 1960) The Precisionist Painters,...

Arensberg

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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2011
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...represented in the collection, only a small number were American. Most of these works were produced in the mid-1910s by members of the Arensbergs' circle in New York, such as Walter Arensberg's cousin John R. Covert ( 1882–1960 ), Charles Demuth, Charles Sheeler and Morton Livingston Schamberg. Their small photographic collection was dominated by the works of such Americans as Sheeler and Edward Weston. The section devoted to ethnic artifacts, which eventually included more than 300 items, changed after the Arensbergs moved to California. They ceased buying...

Sculpture

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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2011
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...Dada-related constructions. His New York ( 1917 ; Paris, priv. col.) featured metal rods restrained by a carpenter's vice, and Obstruction ( 1920 ; destr.) included wooden coat hangers as a suspended mobile construction that presaged Alexander Calder 's works. Morton Livingston Schamberg used a plumbing trap attached to a miter box for his only sculptural work, God ( c. 1917 ; Philadelphia, PA, Mus. A.) as his response to Duchamp 's Fountain , an altered urinal exhibited in 1917 at the Society of Independent Artists in New York. Many Americans,...

Dada

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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2011
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...in New York in June 1915 , was introduced by the collector Walter Arensberg into a literary circle including William Carlos Williams , Margaret Anderson , Wallace Stevens , Alfred Kreymborg and Elsa Freytag-Loringhoven and the painters Joseph Stella , Morton Livingston Schamberg and Man Ray . Other exiles followed, notably Jean Crotti , Albert Gleizes and the composer Edgar Varèse; they gravitated around the Modern Gallery, which de Zayas opened in October. News of their work reached Tzara, but, although he contacted de Zayas in 1916 ,...

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