Agnes Pelton
1881–1961

Introduction

Agnes Lawrence Pelton (August 22, 1881 – March 13, 1961) was a modernist painter who was born in Germany and moved to the United States as a child. She studied art in the United States and Europe. She made portraits of Pueblo Native Americans, desert landscapes and still lifes. Pelton's work evolved through at least three distinct themes: her early "Imaginative Paintings," art of the American Southwest people and landscape, and abstract art that reflected her spiritual beliefs. She was a first cousin of American sculptor Laura Gardin Fraser.

Wikidata identifier

Q4693071

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Country of birth

Germany

Roles

Artist, painter

ULAN identifier

500024938

Names

Agnes Pelton

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