THE EMERGENCE OF THE MONOTYPE

Woman with Red Hair

Woman with Red Hair
Ross Moffett, ca. 1922-25
color monotype, 36.8 x 30.2 cm
(14 1/2 x 11 7/8 in.), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Josephine and Salvatore Del Deo


Moffett Biography

Woman with Red Hair conveys a sense of emotional energy reminiscent of the art of Edvard Munch, which Ross Moffett had seen as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Toning down the bright colors and expressionistic brushstrokes when he returned to Provincetown, Massachusetts, in 1920 after army service during World War I, he continued making monotypes through the 1940s.


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