Elizabeth Murray, painter (1940-2007)

Elizabeth Murray in 1998 with one of her New York subway murals, at the 59th Street and Lexington Avenue station in Manhattan. G. Paul Burnett/New York Times

The painter Elizabeth Murray died over the weekend, she was 66. Murray pushed the boundaries of painting at a time, 1970s, when painting was no longer popular amongst the art world cognoscenti. She is also one of the few female artists to receive a full-career retrospective at MoMA.

Roberta Smith. “Elizabeth Murray, 66, Artist of Vivid Forms, Dies.” New York Times. August 13, 2007.

PBS art:21 website about Murray

Posted by: Ian M.


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