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dc.contributor.advisorArchias, Eliseen_US
dc.contributor.authorReynolds, Stephanie L.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-20T15:33:37Z
dc.date.available2014-06-20T15:33:37Z
dc.date.created2014-05en_US
dc.date.issued2014-06-20
dc.date.submitted2014-05en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/18780
dc.description.abstractAbstract Expressionism, gestural painting, The New York School; these are some of the names used to describe the artwork produced by a group of New York artists from 1940-1960. Associated with these terms are names like Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Franz Kline, and Milton Resnick, among others. However, missing from what have become elaborate, even legendary histories and personas are the many female artists, Pat Passlof in particular who contributed significantly to the progression of Abstract Expressionism during the tumultuous and creatively stimulating postwar era of art making. This paper delves into the life, work, and career trajectory of Pat Passlof whose artistic talent and contribution to the history of Abstract Expressionism was overshadowed by the fame of her male counterparts. Passlof had a unique style of painting that defied the social and political weight of the time through her brilliant use of color, the intent and elegance of her brushstrokes, and her careful attention to the entirety of the picture plane. Although her style began to develop in the 1950-1960’s it would continue to evolve into a more polished, steadfast, and recognizable aesthetic through the end of her career. My intent is to highlight Passlof’s achievements as a painter whose contributions to Abstract Expressionism and postwar painting in general deserve more study and scholarly attention. Also, from a curatorial standpoint, I aim to create awareness of an art historical gap, primarily in museum institutions, that has allowed Passlof’s work to remain mostly unseen.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsCopyright 2014 Stephanie L. Reynolds
dc.subjectPat Passlofen_US
dc.subjectAbstract Expressionismen_US
dc.subjectSecond Generationen_US
dc.subjectMilton Resnicken_US
dc.subjectWilliam de Kooningen_US
dc.subjectFemale Artistsen_US
dc.subjectIn Her Own Righten_US
dc.subjectBlack Mountain Collegeen_US
dc.titlePat Passlof: In Her Own Righten_US
thesis.degree.departmentMuseum and Exhibition Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMuseum and Exhibition Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Illinois at Chicagoen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMA, Master of Artsen_US
dc.type.genrethesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberQuinn, Thereseen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberIse, Claudineen_US
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