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Image of Abundance

Born in Chicago, Charmion von Wiegand initially worked as a journalist, contributing to several leftist publications, including New Masses, Partisan Review, and Art Front. She met the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian in 1941 and was strongly influenced by his approach to geometric abstraction. In 1947, she adopted a geometric abstract style in her own painting, though her work is more colorful and varied than Mondrian’s. Between 1950 and 1953 she served as the president of American Abstract Artists, a group formed in 1936 to promote abstract styles of painting.

Charmion von Wiegand
American, 1896-1983
Image of Abundance
Oil on canvas
36 x 30 in. (91.4 x 76.2 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 82.69

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