Theme/Style Synchromism, Abstraction, figurative art, still lifes
Media Oils, murals, watercolors, charcoals, lithographs, sculptures
Artistic Focus Stanton Macdonald Wright, with friend and fellow artist Morgan Russell, created the style of art known as Synchromism, the precepts of which evolved out of their study of Cezanne's idea of creating structured solidity out of color rather than with shading or perspective. Although Wright's work alternated throughout his career, from pure abstraction to figural representation and back again, he always used color as a tool to determine the essential character of his art, and saw Synchromism as just one phase of this lifelong pursuit of color as a means of expression.
• Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, Wright moved
with his family to Santa Monica, California in 1900.
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