Isobel Steele MacKinnon Weimar Portraits Riviera Landscapes

March 28, 2008 - May 3, 2008

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Isobel Steele MacKinnon


Stony Jane
1927
oil on canvas
24.5" x 19"

Isobel Steele MacKinnon

Untitled (Female Portrait)
c.1927
oil on canvas
25.5" x 21"

Isobel Steele MacKinnon

Untitled (Male Portrait)
c.1927
oil on canvas
27" x 23.5"

Isobel Steele MacKinnon

Untitled (San-Tropez Landscape)
c.1928
oil on cnavas
18" x 18"

Isobel Steele MacKinnon

Untitled (San-Tropez Landscape)
c.1928
watercolor, graphite on paper
18.5" x 17.75"

Isobel Steele MacKinnon

Untitled (San-Tropez Landscape)
c.1928
charcoal on paper
19.5" x 18.5"

Isobel Steele MacKinnon

Untitled (San-Tropez Landscape)
c.1928
oil, watercolor, graphite on paper
19.5" x 17"

Isobel Steele MacKinnon

Untitled (San-Tropez Landscape)
c.1928
oil, watercolor on cardstock
19" x 14.75"

Isobel Steele MacKinnon

Untitled (Female Portrait)
c.1927
oil on paper
16" x 13"

Isobel Steele MacKinnon

Untitled (Male Portrait)
c.1927
oil on canvas
9.5" x 7.75"

Isobel Steele MacKinnon

Untitled (Female Portrait)
c.1927
oil on canvas
17.5" x 15"

Isobel Steele MacKinnon

Untitled (Female Portrait)
c.1927
oil pastel on paper
16.5" x 13"

Isobel Steele MacKinnon

Untitled (Female Portrait)
c.1927
oil on canvas
16.5" x 13"

Isobel Steele MacKinnon

Untitled (San-Tropez Landscape)
c.1928
oil on paper
12.75" x 16"

Isobel Steele MacKinnon

Untitled (Female Portrait)
c.1927
charcoal on paper
19" x 14.75"

Isobel Steele MacKinnon

Portrait of Edgar Rupprecht
c.1927
charcoal on paper
21.75" x 18.5"

Isobel Steele MacKinnon

Untitled (Female Portrait)
c.1927
charcoal on paper
19.75" x 16"

Isobel Steele MacKinnon

Untitled (Female Portrait)
c.1927
charcoal on paper
20" x 19.5"

Press Release

Isobel Steele MacKinnon’s adventures as an American artist living and working in Europe echo those of many other expatriates of the epoch. What the couple encountered from 1925 to 1929 in the studio of German artist Hans Hofmann would rock the impressionist foundations of their artwork and transform them into committed modernists. In Chicago, MacKinnon’s approach had been relatively conventional, but under Hofmann she took to the new ideas with startling ease, absorbing his “push and pull” spatial concept and his deep investigations of the compositional consequences of hot and cold colors.

The exhibition at Corbett vs. Dempsey is drawn from the work MacKinnon produced during this exceptional period. It includes portraits, charcoal figure drawings, and the bright landscapes of Capri and St. Tropez painted during MacKinnon’s summer travels with Hofmann.


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