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Still Life with Fruit and Glass

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Morgan Russell Archives and Collection

The Montclair Art Museum is the premier repository for the art and papers of leading American modernist Morgan Russell (1886–1953). Henry M. Reed, a resident of Caldwell, New Jersey, who served on the Museum’s Board and Art Committee from 1985 to 1990, donated this collection in 1985. The Morgan Russell Archives and Collection, which prior to 2005 had never been fully inventoried, consists of thousands of works on paper (in various media from graphite to watercolor); six oil paintings; two rare examples of sculpture; scores of sketchbooks and notebooks; thousands of pages of correspondence; and more than 300 photographs of Russell, his work (including exhibition installations), his family, friends and associates, and his French studio—as well as many additional documents. The collection is a unique record of the complexities of Russell’s aesthetic and intellectual adventures. For instance, well documented is Russell’s development of the first officially declared modern American art movement Synchromism (meaning “with color”), which Russell pioneered in Paris from 1912 to 1914 with fellow expatriate painter Stanton MacDonald-Wright. The wide range of MAM’s Morgan Russell holdings provides compelling evidence of Russell’s mercurial and tireless drive to analyze and record the inner workings of his art, as well as art around the world. The wide range of MAM’s Morgan Russell holdings provides compelling evidence of Russell’s mercurial and tireless drive to analyze and record the inner workings of his art, as well as art around the world. For a comprehensive guide to the collection, please follow this link: https://montclairartmuseum.org/collections-russell.php

Modern & Contemporary

The Montclair Art Museum’s collection of modern and contemporary art ranges from major works by such early 20th-century artists as George Bellows, Arthur Dove, Elsie Driggs, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Maurice Prendergast, and Joseph Stella, to significant examples by leading contemporary artists Gregory Crewdson, Barbara Kruger, James Siena, Kay WalkingStick, Carrie Mae Weems, and others. A bequest by artist Moses Soyer and his wife, Ida, greatly augmented the modern collection in 1974 with more than one 100 works by Chaim Gross, Raphael Soyer, Ben Shahn, Reginald Marsh, Phillip Evergood, and others. In 1985 the Museum became a major repository for the paintings, drawings, notebooks, and personal papers of Morgan Russell, a cofounder in 1912–13 of Synchromism, the first American modernist art movement, which stressed the potent role of color. Works by Robert Motherwell, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, William Baziotes, Steve Wheeler, Kenzo Okada, Norman Lewis, Milton Avery, George Rickey, Richard Diebenkorn, and others exemplify the strengths of the Museum’s collection of art of the 1940s and 50s. Highlights of the collection representing the decades of the 1960s through the 80s include works by Andy Warhol, Louise Nevelson, Tony Smith, Josef Albers, Romare Bearden, Dennis Oppenheim, George Segal, Alice Neel, Philip Guston, George McNeil, Melvin Edwards, and Richard Anuskiewicz. In recent years the Museum has demonstrated its growing commitment to contemporary art with the acquisition of works by Chuck Close, Kiki Smith, Ryan McGinley, Alex Prager, Chakaia Booker, Charles Simonds, Vik Muniz, and others. A major gift in 2008 of works from the Herbert and Dorothy Vogel collection greatly augmented the Museum's modern and contemporary holdings with paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Will Barnet, Robert Barry, Lynda Benglis, Richard Hunt, Richard Tuttle, and many others.
1911-1912
Russell, Morgan
Study for Synchromy

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Morgan Russell Archives and Collection

The Montclair Art Museum is the premier repository for the art and papers of leading American modernist Morgan Russell (1886–1953). Henry M. Reed, a resident of Caldwell, New Jersey, who served on the Museum’s Board and Art Committee from 1985 to 1990, donated this collection in 1985. The Morgan Russell Archives and Collection, which prior to 2005 had never been fully inventoried, consists of thousands of works on paper (in various media from graphite to watercolor); six oil paintings; two rare examples of sculpture; scores of sketchbooks and notebooks; thousands of pages of correspondence; and more than 300 photographs of Russell, his work (including exhibition installations), his family, friends and associates, and his French studio—as well as many additional documents. The collection is a unique record of the complexities of Russell’s aesthetic and intellectual adventures. For instance, well documented is Russell’s development of the first officially declared modern American art movement Synchromism (meaning “with color”), which Russell pioneered in Paris from 1912 to 1914 with fellow expatriate painter Stanton MacDonald-Wright. The wide range of MAM’s Morgan Russell holdings provides compelling evidence of Russell’s mercurial and tireless drive to analyze and record the inner workings of his art, as well as art around the world. The wide range of MAM’s Morgan Russell holdings provides compelling evidence of Russell’s mercurial and tireless drive to analyze and record the inner workings of his art, as well as art around the world. For a comprehensive guide to the collection, please follow this link: https://montclairartmuseum.org/collections-russell.php

Modern & Contemporary

The Montclair Art Museum’s collection of modern and contemporary art ranges from major works by such early 20th-century artists as George Bellows, Arthur Dove, Elsie Driggs, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Maurice Prendergast, and Joseph Stella, to significant examples by leading contemporary artists Gregory Crewdson, Barbara Kruger, James Siena, Kay WalkingStick, Carrie Mae Weems, and others. A bequest by artist Moses Soyer and his wife, Ida, greatly augmented the modern collection in 1974 with more than one 100 works by Chaim Gross, Raphael Soyer, Ben Shahn, Reginald Marsh, Phillip Evergood, and others. In 1985 the Museum became a major repository for the paintings, drawings, notebooks, and personal papers of Morgan Russell, a cofounder in 1912–13 of Synchromism, the first American modernist art movement, which stressed the potent role of color. Works by Robert Motherwell, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, William Baziotes, Steve Wheeler, Kenzo Okada, Norman Lewis, Milton Avery, George Rickey, Richard Diebenkorn, and others exemplify the strengths of the Museum’s collection of art of the 1940s and 50s. Highlights of the collection representing the decades of the 1960s through the 80s include works by Andy Warhol, Louise Nevelson, Tony Smith, Josef Albers, Romare Bearden, Dennis Oppenheim, George Segal, Alice Neel, Philip Guston, George McNeil, Melvin Edwards, and Richard Anuskiewicz. In recent years the Museum has demonstrated its growing commitment to contemporary art with the acquisition of works by Chuck Close, Kiki Smith, Ryan McGinley, Alex Prager, Chakaia Booker, Charles Simonds, Vik Muniz, and others. A major gift in 2008 of works from the Herbert and Dorothy Vogel collection greatly augmented the Museum's modern and contemporary holdings with paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Will Barnet, Robert Barry, Lynda Benglis, Richard Hunt, Richard Tuttle, and many others.
ca.1913 (possibly 1922-23)
Russell, Morgan
Nude at Sunset

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Morgan Russell Archives and Collection

The Montclair Art Museum is the premier repository for the art and papers of leading American modernist Morgan Russell (1886–1953). Henry M. Reed, a resident of Caldwell, New Jersey, who served on the Museum’s Board and Art Committee from 1985 to 1990, donated this collection in 1985. The Morgan Russell Archives and Collection, which prior to 2005 had never been fully inventoried, consists of thousands of works on paper (in various media from graphite to watercolor); six oil paintings; two rare examples of sculpture; scores of sketchbooks and notebooks; thousands of pages of correspondence; and more than 300 photographs of Russell, his work (including exhibition installations), his family, friends and associates, and his French studio—as well as many additional documents. The collection is a unique record of the complexities of Russell’s aesthetic and intellectual adventures. For instance, well documented is Russell’s development of the first officially declared modern American art movement Synchromism (meaning “with color”), which Russell pioneered in Paris from 1912 to 1914 with fellow expatriate painter Stanton MacDonald-Wright. The wide range of MAM’s Morgan Russell holdings provides compelling evidence of Russell’s mercurial and tireless drive to analyze and record the inner workings of his art, as well as art around the world. The wide range of MAM’s Morgan Russell holdings provides compelling evidence of Russell’s mercurial and tireless drive to analyze and record the inner workings of his art, as well as art around the world. For a comprehensive guide to the collection, please follow this link: https://montclairartmuseum.org/collections-russell.php

Modern & Contemporary

The Montclair Art Museum’s collection of modern and contemporary art ranges from major works by such early 20th-century artists as George Bellows, Arthur Dove, Elsie Driggs, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Maurice Prendergast, and Joseph Stella, to significant examples by leading contemporary artists Gregory Crewdson, Barbara Kruger, James Siena, Kay WalkingStick, Carrie Mae Weems, and others. A bequest by artist Moses Soyer and his wife, Ida, greatly augmented the modern collection in 1974 with more than one 100 works by Chaim Gross, Raphael Soyer, Ben Shahn, Reginald Marsh, Phillip Evergood, and others. In 1985 the Museum became a major repository for the paintings, drawings, notebooks, and personal papers of Morgan Russell, a cofounder in 1912–13 of Synchromism, the first American modernist art movement, which stressed the potent role of color. Works by Robert Motherwell, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, William Baziotes, Steve Wheeler, Kenzo Okada, Norman Lewis, Milton Avery, George Rickey, Richard Diebenkorn, and others exemplify the strengths of the Museum’s collection of art of the 1940s and 50s. Highlights of the collection representing the decades of the 1960s through the 80s include works by Andy Warhol, Louise Nevelson, Tony Smith, Josef Albers, Romare Bearden, Dennis Oppenheim, George Segal, Alice Neel, Philip Guston, George McNeil, Melvin Edwards, and Richard Anuskiewicz. In recent years the Museum has demonstrated its growing commitment to contemporary art with the acquisition of works by Chuck Close, Kiki Smith, Ryan McGinley, Alex Prager, Chakaia Booker, Charles Simonds, Vik Muniz, and others. A major gift in 2008 of works from the Herbert and Dorothy Vogel collection greatly augmented the Museum's modern and contemporary holdings with paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Will Barnet, Robert Barry, Lynda Benglis, Richard Hunt, Richard Tuttle, and many others.
ca. 1913 (possibly 1922-23)
Russell, Morgan
Still Life with Bananas

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Morgan Russell Archives and Collection

The Montclair Art Museum is the premier repository for the art and papers of leading American modernist Morgan Russell (1886–1953). Henry M. Reed, a resident of Caldwell, New Jersey, who served on the Museum’s Board and Art Committee from 1985 to 1990, donated this collection in 1985. The Morgan Russell Archives and Collection, which prior to 2005 had never been fully inventoried, consists of thousands of works on paper (in various media from graphite to watercolor); six oil paintings; two rare examples of sculpture; scores of sketchbooks and notebooks; thousands of pages of correspondence; and more than 300 photographs of Russell, his work (including exhibition installations), his family, friends and associates, and his French studio—as well as many additional documents. The collection is a unique record of the complexities of Russell’s aesthetic and intellectual adventures. For instance, well documented is Russell’s development of the first officially declared modern American art movement Synchromism (meaning “with color”), which Russell pioneered in Paris from 1912 to 1914 with fellow expatriate painter Stanton MacDonald-Wright. The wide range of MAM’s Morgan Russell holdings provides compelling evidence of Russell’s mercurial and tireless drive to analyze and record the inner workings of his art, as well as art around the world. The wide range of MAM’s Morgan Russell holdings provides compelling evidence of Russell’s mercurial and tireless drive to analyze and record the inner workings of his art, as well as art around the world. For a comprehensive guide to the collection, please follow this link: https://montclairartmuseum.org/collections-russell.php

Modern & Contemporary

The Montclair Art Museum’s collection of modern and contemporary art ranges from major works by such early 20th-century artists as George Bellows, Arthur Dove, Elsie Driggs, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Maurice Prendergast, and Joseph Stella, to significant examples by leading contemporary artists Gregory Crewdson, Barbara Kruger, James Siena, Kay WalkingStick, Carrie Mae Weems, and others. A bequest by artist Moses Soyer and his wife, Ida, greatly augmented the modern collection in 1974 with more than one 100 works by Chaim Gross, Raphael Soyer, Ben Shahn, Reginald Marsh, Phillip Evergood, and others. In 1985 the Museum became a major repository for the paintings, drawings, notebooks, and personal papers of Morgan Russell, a cofounder in 1912–13 of Synchromism, the first American modernist art movement, which stressed the potent role of color. Works by Robert Motherwell, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, William Baziotes, Steve Wheeler, Kenzo Okada, Norman Lewis, Milton Avery, George Rickey, Richard Diebenkorn, and others exemplify the strengths of the Museum’s collection of art of the 1940s and 50s. Highlights of the collection representing the decades of the 1960s through the 80s include works by Andy Warhol, Louise Nevelson, Tony Smith, Josef Albers, Romare Bearden, Dennis Oppenheim, George Segal, Alice Neel, Philip Guston, George McNeil, Melvin Edwards, and Richard Anuskiewicz. In recent years the Museum has demonstrated its growing commitment to contemporary art with the acquisition of works by Chuck Close, Kiki Smith, Ryan McGinley, Alex Prager, Chakaia Booker, Charles Simonds, Vik Muniz, and others. A major gift in 2008 of works from the Herbert and Dorothy Vogel collection greatly augmented the Museum's modern and contemporary holdings with paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Will Barnet, Robert Barry, Lynda Benglis, Richard Hunt, Richard Tuttle, and many others.
ca. 1912-13
Russell, Morgan
Study after Michelangelo's Florence "Pieta"

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Morgan Russell Archives and Collection

The Montclair Art Museum is the premier repository for the art and papers of leading American modernist Morgan Russell (1886–1953). Henry M. Reed, a resident of Caldwell, New Jersey, who served on the Museum’s Board and Art Committee from 1985 to 1990, donated this collection in 1985. The Morgan Russell Archives and Collection, which prior to 2005 had never been fully inventoried, consists of thousands of works on paper (in various media from graphite to watercolor); six oil paintings; two rare examples of sculpture; scores of sketchbooks and notebooks; thousands of pages of correspondence; and more than 300 photographs of Russell, his work (including exhibition installations), his family, friends and associates, and his French studio—as well as many additional documents. The collection is a unique record of the complexities of Russell’s aesthetic and intellectual adventures. For instance, well documented is Russell’s development of the first officially declared modern American art movement Synchromism (meaning “with color”), which Russell pioneered in Paris from 1912 to 1914 with fellow expatriate painter Stanton MacDonald-Wright. The wide range of MAM’s Morgan Russell holdings provides compelling evidence of Russell’s mercurial and tireless drive to analyze and record the inner workings of his art, as well as art around the world. The wide range of MAM’s Morgan Russell holdings provides compelling evidence of Russell’s mercurial and tireless drive to analyze and record the inner workings of his art, as well as art around the world. For a comprehensive guide to the collection, please follow this link: https://montclairartmuseum.org/collections-russell.php

Modern & Contemporary

The Montclair Art Museum’s collection of modern and contemporary art ranges from major works by such early 20th-century artists as George Bellows, Arthur Dove, Elsie Driggs, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Maurice Prendergast, and Joseph Stella, to significant examples by leading contemporary artists Gregory Crewdson, Barbara Kruger, James Siena, Kay WalkingStick, Carrie Mae Weems, and others. A bequest by artist Moses Soyer and his wife, Ida, greatly augmented the modern collection in 1974 with more than one 100 works by Chaim Gross, Raphael Soyer, Ben Shahn, Reginald Marsh, Phillip Evergood, and others. In 1985 the Museum became a major repository for the paintings, drawings, notebooks, and personal papers of Morgan Russell, a cofounder in 1912–13 of Synchromism, the first American modernist art movement, which stressed the potent role of color. Works by Robert Motherwell, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, William Baziotes, Steve Wheeler, Kenzo Okada, Norman Lewis, Milton Avery, George Rickey, Richard Diebenkorn, and others exemplify the strengths of the Museum’s collection of art of the 1940s and 50s. Highlights of the collection representing the decades of the 1960s through the 80s include works by Andy Warhol, Louise Nevelson, Tony Smith, Josef Albers, Romare Bearden, Dennis Oppenheim, George Segal, Alice Neel, Philip Guston, George McNeil, Melvin Edwards, and Richard Anuskiewicz. In recent years the Museum has demonstrated its growing commitment to contemporary art with the acquisition of works by Chuck Close, Kiki Smith, Ryan McGinley, Alex Prager, Chakaia Booker, Charles Simonds, Vik Muniz, and others. A major gift in 2008 of works from the Herbert and Dorothy Vogel collection greatly augmented the Museum's modern and contemporary holdings with paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Will Barnet, Robert Barry, Lynda Benglis, Richard Hunt, Richard Tuttle, and many others.
1912
Russell, Morgan
Color Study for Synchromy in Blue-Violet

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Morgan Russell Archives and Collection

The Montclair Art Museum is the premier repository for the art and papers of leading American modernist Morgan Russell (1886–1953). Henry M. Reed, a resident of Caldwell, New Jersey, who served on the Museum’s Board and Art Committee from 1985 to 1990, donated this collection in 1985. The Morgan Russell Archives and Collection, which prior to 2005 had never been fully inventoried, consists of thousands of works on paper (in various media from graphite to watercolor); six oil paintings; two rare examples of sculpture; scores of sketchbooks and notebooks; thousands of pages of correspondence; and more than 300 photographs of Russell, his work (including exhibition installations), his family, friends and associates, and his French studio—as well as many additional documents. The collection is a unique record of the complexities of Russell’s aesthetic and intellectual adventures. For instance, well documented is Russell’s development of the first officially declared modern American art movement Synchromism (meaning “with color”), which Russell pioneered in Paris from 1912 to 1914 with fellow expatriate painter Stanton MacDonald-Wright. The wide range of MAM’s Morgan Russell holdings provides compelling evidence of Russell’s mercurial and tireless drive to analyze and record the inner workings of his art, as well as art around the world. The wide range of MAM’s Morgan Russell holdings provides compelling evidence of Russell’s mercurial and tireless drive to analyze and record the inner workings of his art, as well as art around the world. For a comprehensive guide to the collection, please follow this link: https://montclairartmuseum.org/collections-russell.php

Modern & Contemporary

The Montclair Art Museum’s collection of modern and contemporary art ranges from major works by such early 20th-century artists as George Bellows, Arthur Dove, Elsie Driggs, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Maurice Prendergast, and Joseph Stella, to significant examples by leading contemporary artists Gregory Crewdson, Barbara Kruger, James Siena, Kay WalkingStick, Carrie Mae Weems, and others. A bequest by artist Moses Soyer and his wife, Ida, greatly augmented the modern collection in 1974 with more than one 100 works by Chaim Gross, Raphael Soyer, Ben Shahn, Reginald Marsh, Phillip Evergood, and others. In 1985 the Museum became a major repository for the paintings, drawings, notebooks, and personal papers of Morgan Russell, a cofounder in 1912–13 of Synchromism, the first American modernist art movement, which stressed the potent role of color. Works by Robert Motherwell, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, William Baziotes, Steve Wheeler, Kenzo Okada, Norman Lewis, Milton Avery, George Rickey, Richard Diebenkorn, and others exemplify the strengths of the Museum’s collection of art of the 1940s and 50s. Highlights of the collection representing the decades of the 1960s through the 80s include works by Andy Warhol, Louise Nevelson, Tony Smith, Josef Albers, Romare Bearden, Dennis Oppenheim, George Segal, Alice Neel, Philip Guston, George McNeil, Melvin Edwards, and Richard Anuskiewicz. In recent years the Museum has demonstrated its growing commitment to contemporary art with the acquisition of works by Chuck Close, Kiki Smith, Ryan McGinley, Alex Prager, Chakaia Booker, Charles Simonds, Vik Muniz, and others. A major gift in 2008 of works from the Herbert and Dorothy Vogel collection greatly augmented the Museum's modern and contemporary holdings with paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Will Barnet, Robert Barry, Lynda Benglis, Richard Hunt, Richard Tuttle, and many others.
n.d.
Russell, Morgan
Synchromy Study after Michelangelo's "Dying Slave (Bisected figure, rear view)

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Morgan Russell Archives and Collection

The Montclair Art Museum is the premier repository for the art and papers of leading American modernist Morgan Russell (1886–1953). Henry M. Reed, a resident of Caldwell, New Jersey, who served on the Museum’s Board and Art Committee from 1985 to 1990, donated this collection in 1985. The Morgan Russell Archives and Collection, which prior to 2005 had never been fully inventoried, consists of thousands of works on paper (in various media from graphite to watercolor); six oil paintings; two rare examples of sculpture; scores of sketchbooks and notebooks; thousands of pages of correspondence; and more than 300 photographs of Russell, his work (including exhibition installations), his family, friends and associates, and his French studio—as well as many additional documents. The collection is a unique record of the complexities of Russell’s aesthetic and intellectual adventures. For instance, well documented is Russell’s development of the first officially declared modern American art movement Synchromism (meaning “with color”), which Russell pioneered in Paris from 1912 to 1914 with fellow expatriate painter Stanton MacDonald-Wright. The wide range of MAM’s Morgan Russell holdings provides compelling evidence of Russell’s mercurial and tireless drive to analyze and record the inner workings of his art, as well as art around the world. The wide range of MAM’s Morgan Russell holdings provides compelling evidence of Russell’s mercurial and tireless drive to analyze and record the inner workings of his art, as well as art around the world. For a comprehensive guide to the collection, please follow this link: https://montclairartmuseum.org/collections-russell.php

Modern & Contemporary

The Montclair Art Museum’s collection of modern and contemporary art ranges from major works by such early 20th-century artists as George Bellows, Arthur Dove, Elsie Driggs, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Maurice Prendergast, and Joseph Stella, to significant examples by leading contemporary artists Gregory Crewdson, Barbara Kruger, James Siena, Kay WalkingStick, Carrie Mae Weems, and others. A bequest by artist Moses Soyer and his wife, Ida, greatly augmented the modern collection in 1974 with more than one 100 works by Chaim Gross, Raphael Soyer, Ben Shahn, Reginald Marsh, Phillip Evergood, and others. In 1985 the Museum became a major repository for the paintings, drawings, notebooks, and personal papers of Morgan Russell, a cofounder in 1912–13 of Synchromism, the first American modernist art movement, which stressed the potent role of color. Works by Robert Motherwell, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, William Baziotes, Steve Wheeler, Kenzo Okada, Norman Lewis, Milton Avery, George Rickey, Richard Diebenkorn, and others exemplify the strengths of the Museum’s collection of art of the 1940s and 50s. Highlights of the collection representing the decades of the 1960s through the 80s include works by Andy Warhol, Louise Nevelson, Tony Smith, Josef Albers, Romare Bearden, Dennis Oppenheim, George Segal, Alice Neel, Philip Guston, George McNeil, Melvin Edwards, and Richard Anuskiewicz. In recent years the Museum has demonstrated its growing commitment to contemporary art with the acquisition of works by Chuck Close, Kiki Smith, Ryan McGinley, Alex Prager, Chakaia Booker, Charles Simonds, Vik Muniz, and others. A major gift in 2008 of works from the Herbert and Dorothy Vogel collection greatly augmented the Museum's modern and contemporary holdings with paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Will Barnet, Robert Barry, Lynda Benglis, Richard Hunt, Richard Tuttle, and many others.
ca. 1910-1912
Russell, Morgan
Sketch after Michangelo's "Florence Pietà"

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Morgan Russell Archives and Collection

The Montclair Art Museum is the premier repository for the art and papers of leading American modernist Morgan Russell (1886–1953). Henry M. Reed, a resident of Caldwell, New Jersey, who served on the Museum’s Board and Art Committee from 1985 to 1990, donated this collection in 1985. The Morgan Russell Archives and Collection, which prior to 2005 had never been fully inventoried, consists of thousands of works on paper (in various media from graphite to watercolor); six oil paintings; two rare examples of sculpture; scores of sketchbooks and notebooks; thousands of pages of correspondence; and more than 300 photographs of Russell, his work (including exhibition installations), his family, friends and associates, and his French studio—as well as many additional documents. The collection is a unique record of the complexities of Russell’s aesthetic and intellectual adventures. For instance, well documented is Russell’s development of the first officially declared modern American art movement Synchromism (meaning “with color”), which Russell pioneered in Paris from 1912 to 1914 with fellow expatriate painter Stanton MacDonald-Wright. The wide range of MAM’s Morgan Russell holdings provides compelling evidence of Russell’s mercurial and tireless drive to analyze and record the inner workings of his art, as well as art around the world. The wide range of MAM’s Morgan Russell holdings provides compelling evidence of Russell’s mercurial and tireless drive to analyze and record the inner workings of his art, as well as art around the world. For a comprehensive guide to the collection, please follow this link: https://montclairartmuseum.org/collections-russell.php

Modern & Contemporary

The Montclair Art Museum’s collection of modern and contemporary art ranges from major works by such early 20th-century artists as George Bellows, Arthur Dove, Elsie Driggs, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Maurice Prendergast, and Joseph Stella, to significant examples by leading contemporary artists Gregory Crewdson, Barbara Kruger, James Siena, Kay WalkingStick, Carrie Mae Weems, and others. A bequest by artist Moses Soyer and his wife, Ida, greatly augmented the modern collection in 1974 with more than one 100 works by Chaim Gross, Raphael Soyer, Ben Shahn, Reginald Marsh, Phillip Evergood, and others. In 1985 the Museum became a major repository for the paintings, drawings, notebooks, and personal papers of Morgan Russell, a cofounder in 1912–13 of Synchromism, the first American modernist art movement, which stressed the potent role of color. Works by Robert Motherwell, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, William Baziotes, Steve Wheeler, Kenzo Okada, Norman Lewis, Milton Avery, George Rickey, Richard Diebenkorn, and others exemplify the strengths of the Museum’s collection of art of the 1940s and 50s. Highlights of the collection representing the decades of the 1960s through the 80s include works by Andy Warhol, Louise Nevelson, Tony Smith, Josef Albers, Romare Bearden, Dennis Oppenheim, George Segal, Alice Neel, Philip Guston, George McNeil, Melvin Edwards, and Richard Anuskiewicz. In recent years the Museum has demonstrated its growing commitment to contemporary art with the acquisition of works by Chuck Close, Kiki Smith, Ryan McGinley, Alex Prager, Chakaia Booker, Charles Simonds, Vik Muniz, and others. A major gift in 2008 of works from the Herbert and Dorothy Vogel collection greatly augmented the Museum's modern and contemporary holdings with paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Will Barnet, Robert Barry, Lynda Benglis, Richard Hunt, Richard Tuttle, and many others.
1912
Russell, Morgan
Study after Picasso's "Three Women"

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Morgan Russell Archives and Collection

The Montclair Art Museum is the premier repository for the art and papers of leading American modernist Morgan Russell (1886–1953). Henry M. Reed, a resident of Caldwell, New Jersey, who served on the Museum’s Board and Art Committee from 1985 to 1990, donated this collection in 1985. The Morgan Russell Archives and Collection, which prior to 2005 had never been fully inventoried, consists of thousands of works on paper (in various media from graphite to watercolor); six oil paintings; two rare examples of sculpture; scores of sketchbooks and notebooks; thousands of pages of correspondence; and more than 300 photographs of Russell, his work (including exhibition installations), his family, friends and associates, and his French studio—as well as many additional documents. The collection is a unique record of the complexities of Russell’s aesthetic and intellectual adventures. For instance, well documented is Russell’s development of the first officially declared modern American art movement Synchromism (meaning “with color”), which Russell pioneered in Paris from 1912 to 1914 with fellow expatriate painter Stanton MacDonald-Wright. The wide range of MAM’s Morgan Russell holdings provides compelling evidence of Russell’s mercurial and tireless drive to analyze and record the inner workings of his art, as well as art around the world. The wide range of MAM’s Morgan Russell holdings provides compelling evidence of Russell’s mercurial and tireless drive to analyze and record the inner workings of his art, as well as art around the world. For a comprehensive guide to the collection, please follow this link: https://montclairartmuseum.org/collections-russell.php

Modern & Contemporary

The Montclair Art Museum’s collection of modern and contemporary art ranges from major works by such early 20th-century artists as George Bellows, Arthur Dove, Elsie Driggs, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Maurice Prendergast, and Joseph Stella, to significant examples by leading contemporary artists Gregory Crewdson, Barbara Kruger, James Siena, Kay WalkingStick, Carrie Mae Weems, and others. A bequest by artist Moses Soyer and his wife, Ida, greatly augmented the modern collection in 1974 with more than one 100 works by Chaim Gross, Raphael Soyer, Ben Shahn, Reginald Marsh, Phillip Evergood, and others. In 1985 the Museum became a major repository for the paintings, drawings, notebooks, and personal papers of Morgan Russell, a cofounder in 1912–13 of Synchromism, the first American modernist art movement, which stressed the potent role of color. Works by Robert Motherwell, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, William Baziotes, Steve Wheeler, Kenzo Okada, Norman Lewis, Milton Avery, George Rickey, Richard Diebenkorn, and others exemplify the strengths of the Museum’s collection of art of the 1940s and 50s. Highlights of the collection representing the decades of the 1960s through the 80s include works by Andy Warhol, Louise Nevelson, Tony Smith, Josef Albers, Romare Bearden, Dennis Oppenheim, George Segal, Alice Neel, Philip Guston, George McNeil, Melvin Edwards, and Richard Anuskiewicz. In recent years the Museum has demonstrated its growing commitment to contemporary art with the acquisition of works by Chuck Close, Kiki Smith, Ryan McGinley, Alex Prager, Chakaia Booker, Charles Simonds, Vik Muniz, and others. A major gift in 2008 of works from the Herbert and Dorothy Vogel collection greatly augmented the Museum's modern and contemporary holdings with paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Will Barnet, Robert Barry, Lynda Benglis, Richard Hunt, Richard Tuttle, and many others.
1911
Russell, Morgan
The Sol Family (Portrait de la famille Sol)

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Morgan Russell Archives and Collection

The Montclair Art Museum is the premier repository for the art and papers of leading American modernist Morgan Russell (1886–1953). Henry M. Reed, a resident of Caldwell, New Jersey, who served on the Museum’s Board and Art Committee from 1985 to 1990, donated this collection in 1985. The Morgan Russell Archives and Collection, which prior to 2005 had never been fully inventoried, consists of thousands of works on paper (in various media from graphite to watercolor); six oil paintings; two rare examples of sculpture; scores of sketchbooks and notebooks; thousands of pages of correspondence; and more than 300 photographs of Russell, his work (including exhibition installations), his family, friends and associates, and his French studio—as well as many additional documents. The collection is a unique record of the complexities of Russell’s aesthetic and intellectual adventures. For instance, well documented is Russell’s development of the first officially declared modern American art movement Synchromism (meaning “with color”), which Russell pioneered in Paris from 1912 to 1914 with fellow expatriate painter Stanton MacDonald-Wright. The wide range of MAM’s Morgan Russell holdings provides compelling evidence of Russell’s mercurial and tireless drive to analyze and record the inner workings of his art, as well as art around the world. The wide range of MAM’s Morgan Russell holdings provides compelling evidence of Russell’s mercurial and tireless drive to analyze and record the inner workings of his art, as well as art around the world. For a comprehensive guide to the collection, please follow this link: https://montclairartmuseum.org/collections-russell.php

Modern & Contemporary

The Montclair Art Museum’s collection of modern and contemporary art ranges from major works by such early 20th-century artists as George Bellows, Arthur Dove, Elsie Driggs, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Maurice Prendergast, and Joseph Stella, to significant examples by leading contemporary artists Gregory Crewdson, Barbara Kruger, James Siena, Kay WalkingStick, Carrie Mae Weems, and others. A bequest by artist Moses Soyer and his wife, Ida, greatly augmented the modern collection in 1974 with more than one 100 works by Chaim Gross, Raphael Soyer, Ben Shahn, Reginald Marsh, Phillip Evergood, and others. In 1985 the Museum became a major repository for the paintings, drawings, notebooks, and personal papers of Morgan Russell, a cofounder in 1912–13 of Synchromism, the first American modernist art movement, which stressed the potent role of color. Works by Robert Motherwell, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, William Baziotes, Steve Wheeler, Kenzo Okada, Norman Lewis, Milton Avery, George Rickey, Richard Diebenkorn, and others exemplify the strengths of the Museum’s collection of art of the 1940s and 50s. Highlights of the collection representing the decades of the 1960s through the 80s include works by Andy Warhol, Louise Nevelson, Tony Smith, Josef Albers, Romare Bearden, Dennis Oppenheim, George Segal, Alice Neel, Philip Guston, George McNeil, Melvin Edwards, and Richard Anuskiewicz. In recent years the Museum has demonstrated its growing commitment to contemporary art with the acquisition of works by Chuck Close, Kiki Smith, Ryan McGinley, Alex Prager, Chakaia Booker, Charles Simonds, Vik Muniz, and others. A major gift in 2008 of works from the Herbert and Dorothy Vogel collection greatly augmented the Museum's modern and contemporary holdings with paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Will Barnet, Robert Barry, Lynda Benglis, Richard Hunt, Richard Tuttle, and many others.
ca. 1917-22
Russell, Morgan
Untitled (Still Life Color Study)

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Morgan Russell Archives and Collection

The Montclair Art Museum is the premier repository for the art and papers of leading American modernist Morgan Russell (1886–1953). Henry M. Reed, a resident of Caldwell, New Jersey, who served on the Museum’s Board and Art Committee from 1985 to 1990, donated this collection in 1985. The Morgan Russell Archives and Collection, which prior to 2005 had never been fully inventoried, consists of thousands of works on paper (in various media from graphite to watercolor); six oil paintings; two rare examples of sculpture; scores of sketchbooks and notebooks; thousands of pages of correspondence; and more than 300 photographs of Russell, his work (including exhibition installations), his family, friends and associates, and his French studio—as well as many additional documents. The collection is a unique record of the complexities of Russell’s aesthetic and intellectual adventures. For instance, well documented is Russell’s development of the first officially declared modern American art movement Synchromism (meaning “with color”), which Russell pioneered in Paris from 1912 to 1914 with fellow expatriate painter Stanton MacDonald-Wright. The wide range of MAM’s Morgan Russell holdings provides compelling evidence of Russell’s mercurial and tireless drive to analyze and record the inner workings of his art, as well as art around the world. The wide range of MAM’s Morgan Russell holdings provides compelling evidence of Russell’s mercurial and tireless drive to analyze and record the inner workings of his art, as well as art around the world. For a comprehensive guide to the collection, please follow this link: https://montclairartmuseum.org/collections-russell.php

Modern & Contemporary

The Montclair Art Museum’s collection of modern and contemporary art ranges from major works by such early 20th-century artists as George Bellows, Arthur Dove, Elsie Driggs, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Maurice Prendergast, and Joseph Stella, to significant examples by leading contemporary artists Gregory Crewdson, Barbara Kruger, James Siena, Kay WalkingStick, Carrie Mae Weems, and others. A bequest by artist Moses Soyer and his wife, Ida, greatly augmented the modern collection in 1974 with more than one 100 works by Chaim Gross, Raphael Soyer, Ben Shahn, Reginald Marsh, Phillip Evergood, and others. In 1985 the Museum became a major repository for the paintings, drawings, notebooks, and personal papers of Morgan Russell, a cofounder in 1912–13 of Synchromism, the first American modernist art movement, which stressed the potent role of color. Works by Robert Motherwell, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, William Baziotes, Steve Wheeler, Kenzo Okada, Norman Lewis, Milton Avery, George Rickey, Richard Diebenkorn, and others exemplify the strengths of the Museum’s collection of art of the 1940s and 50s. Highlights of the collection representing the decades of the 1960s through the 80s include works by Andy Warhol, Louise Nevelson, Tony Smith, Josef Albers, Romare Bearden, Dennis Oppenheim, George Segal, Alice Neel, Philip Guston, George McNeil, Melvin Edwards, and Richard Anuskiewicz. In recent years the Museum has demonstrated its growing commitment to contemporary art with the acquisition of works by Chuck Close, Kiki Smith, Ryan McGinley, Alex Prager, Chakaia Booker, Charles Simonds, Vik Muniz, and others. A major gift in 2008 of works from the Herbert and Dorothy Vogel collection greatly augmented the Museum's modern and contemporary holdings with paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Will Barnet, Robert Barry, Lynda Benglis, Richard Hunt, Richard Tuttle, and many others.
ca. 1915
Russell, Morgan
Untitled (Anatomical Bone Study: Ball of Femur Sketches)

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Morgan Russell Archives and Collection

The Montclair Art Museum is the premier repository for the art and papers of leading American modernist Morgan Russell (1886–1953). Henry M. Reed, a resident of Caldwell, New Jersey, who served on the Museum’s Board and Art Committee from 1985 to 1990, donated this collection in 1985. The Morgan Russell Archives and Collection, which prior to 2005 had never been fully inventoried, consists of thousands of works on paper (in various media from graphite to watercolor); six oil paintings; two rare examples of sculpture; scores of sketchbooks and notebooks; thousands of pages of correspondence; and more than 300 photographs of Russell, his work (including exhibition installations), his family, friends and associates, and his French studio—as well as many additional documents. The collection is a unique record of the complexities of Russell’s aesthetic and intellectual adventures. For instance, well documented is Russell’s development of the first officially declared modern American art movement Synchromism (meaning “with color”), which Russell pioneered in Paris from 1912 to 1914 with fellow expatriate painter Stanton MacDonald-Wright. The wide range of MAM’s Morgan Russell holdings provides compelling evidence of Russell’s mercurial and tireless drive to analyze and record the inner workings of his art, as well as art around the world. The wide range of MAM’s Morgan Russell holdings provides compelling evidence of Russell’s mercurial and tireless drive to analyze and record the inner workings of his art, as well as art around the world. For a comprehensive guide to the collection, please follow this link: https://montclairartmuseum.org/collections-russell.php

Modern & Contemporary

The Montclair Art Museum’s collection of modern and contemporary art ranges from major works by such early 20th-century artists as George Bellows, Arthur Dove, Elsie Driggs, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Maurice Prendergast, and Joseph Stella, to significant examples by leading contemporary artists Gregory Crewdson, Barbara Kruger, James Siena, Kay WalkingStick, Carrie Mae Weems, and others. A bequest by artist Moses Soyer and his wife, Ida, greatly augmented the modern collection in 1974 with more than one 100 works by Chaim Gross, Raphael Soyer, Ben Shahn, Reginald Marsh, Phillip Evergood, and others. In 1985 the Museum became a major repository for the paintings, drawings, notebooks, and personal papers of Morgan Russell, a cofounder in 1912–13 of Synchromism, the first American modernist art movement, which stressed the potent role of color. Works by Robert Motherwell, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, William Baziotes, Steve Wheeler, Kenzo Okada, Norman Lewis, Milton Avery, George Rickey, Richard Diebenkorn, and others exemplify the strengths of the Museum’s collection of art of the 1940s and 50s. Highlights of the collection representing the decades of the 1960s through the 80s include works by Andy Warhol, Louise Nevelson, Tony Smith, Josef Albers, Romare Bearden, Dennis Oppenheim, George Segal, Alice Neel, Philip Guston, George McNeil, Melvin Edwards, and Richard Anuskiewicz. In recent years the Museum has demonstrated its growing commitment to contemporary art with the acquisition of works by Chuck Close, Kiki Smith, Ryan McGinley, Alex Prager, Chakaia Booker, Charles Simonds, Vik Muniz, and others. A major gift in 2008 of works from the Herbert and Dorothy Vogel collection greatly augmented the Museum's modern and contemporary holdings with paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Will Barnet, Robert Barry, Lynda Benglis, Richard Hunt, Richard Tuttle, and many others.
ca. 1906
Russell, Morgan
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