Friday, August 27, 2010

Anne Ryan's Collages

No. 237
Anne Ryan
fabric, paper, postage stamp and thread collage

Artist and poet Anne Ryan worked primarily in paint and printmaking until she saw the collage work of Kurt Schwitters for the first time at a New York gallery show in 1948, when she was 57. She then began making her own, completing 400 by the time she died six years later in 1954. A show of her collages is up currently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and you can see more examples at the website for the Washburn Gallery.

Anne Ryan's collages remind me a bit of the work of Hannelore Baron, which I love.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this artist. So many artists, so little time - good thing there are blog friends out there sharing what speaks to them. Love the working small and self-taught.