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Betty Parsons, b.1900


Fragments is a 1968 work by Betty Parsons. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumGouche on cardboard
Dimensions32.6 x 24.7 cm Framed: 47.5 x 38.5 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donation, Novak/O'Doherty Collection, 2015
Item NumberIMMA.3934
Image Caption
Betty Parsons, Fragments, 1968, Gouche on cardboard, 32.6 x 24.7 cm Framed: 47.5 x 38.5 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donation, Novak/O'Doherty Collection, 2015

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About the Artist

Betty Parsons 1900–1982

American artist and gallery owner Betty Parsons studied at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris. She was one of the pioneers of the found object, using driftwood to make colourful formal arrangements that can be considered both painting and sculpture. Parsons opened her pioneering gallery on 57th Street, New York, in 1946. She represented young avant-garde artists including Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Barnet Newman and Agnes Martin. Parsons visited Ireland many times, attracted by her friendship with the collector Gordon Lambert and the artist Maria Simonds-Gooding.
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