Theme/Style Post-Surrealism, figurative art, Abstraction
Media Oils, murals, lithographs
Artistic Focus A leading spokesperson for avant-garde aesthetic philosophies being promoted by Los Angeles-area artists in the 1930s, Grace Clements saw architecture as the basis for art, and used architectural fragments and the trompe l'oeil textural effects of synthetic Cubism. She also simulated film splicing techniques in her creation of montages that created a feeling of sequential frames in a reel. She explained the new art form of Post-Surrealism as cerebral and calculated in its organization, yet still able to communicate to the public by clothing messages about social concerns in images that were both modern and clear.
• Grace Clements studied for five years
in New York City with Kenneth Hayes Miller and Boardman Robinson before
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