Russell, Morgan,1886–1953, American painter, b. New York City. Russell, together with Stanton Macdonald-WrightMacdonald-Wright, Stanton,
1890–1973, American artist, b. Charlottsville, Va. Macdonald-Wright was among the first Americans to paint in a totally abstract mode. Together with Morgan Russell, he founded synchromism in 1912.
..... Click the link for more information. , founded synchromism in Paris in 1913. Structuring his paintings on interlocking planes of color, Russell created volume and mass with color alone, as in Synchromy in Orange: To Form (1913–14).
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Russell, Morgan(1886–1953) painter; born in New York City. He settled in Paris (1906), studied with Henri Matisse (1909), returned to America (1946), and died in Philadelphia. He and Stanton McDonald-Wright founded an abstract art movement called synchromism (1913) that focused on the use of color.
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