Andrew Michael Dasburg

French/American , 1887 - 1979

Andrew Dasburg was born in 1887 in Paris and moved to the United States with his family at the age of five. He attended the Art Students League in New York where he studied under Birge Harrison, who he would later disagree with, stylistically. An avowed modernist, Dasburg was likely influenced by his studies in Paris and his introduction to the works of Cezanne, among others.

In 1913, he participated in the pivotal Armory Exhibition as a member of the Synchronistic Movement. Dasburg later moved to Taos, New Mexico where although he brought national attention to the region, he was criticized by local artists.

Dasburg has been the recipient of many awards and fellowships including Second Prize at the Pan American Exhibition in Los Angeles in 1925, Third Prize at the 26th International of Painting at the Carnegie Institute in 1927 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1932.


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