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Ecstasy

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Ecstasy

Artist: Agnes Pelton (American, born Germany, 1881 - 1961)
Date: 1928
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Frame: 27 1/2 × 22 1/2 × 1 7/8 in. (69.9 × 57.2 × 4.8 cm.)
Canvas: 24 × 19 1/8 in. (61 × 48.6 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center's Louise Noun Collection of Art by Women through Bequest, 2003.340
Accession number: 2003.340
Classification: painting
SignedAgnes Pelton 1928 (l,r)
Exhibition History"Agnes Pelton, Desert Transcendentalist", Phoenix Art Museum, AZ, Mar 9 - Sep 28, 2019 (itinerary: Oct 3, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, Mar 13 - Jun 28, 2020, Whitney Museum of American Art, Aug 1 - Nov 29, 2020, Palm Springs Art Museum)

"Agnes Pelton, Poet of Nature," Palm Springs Desert Museum, CA, Feb. 28 - Apr. 30, 1995 (circulated to: Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, N. Y., Dec. 3, 1995 - Jan. 14, 1996; Montclair Museum, Montclair, NJ, July 9 - Sept. 17, 1995)

"The Louise Noun Collection of Art by Women", University of Iowa Museum of Art, March 24 - May 13, 1990; DMAC, May 25 - August 5, 1990

"Abstract Paintings by Agnes Pelton," Desert Art Center, Cathedral City, CA, 1951

"Agnes Pelton Paintings," Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA, 1943

"Paintings by Agnes Pelton," Desert Inn Galleries, Palm Springs, 1938

"Paintings by Agnes Pelton," Desert Inn Gallery, Palm Springs, 1936

"Paintings by Agnes Pelton," San Diego Fine Arts Gallery, 1934

"An Exhibition of Paintings by Agnes Pelton, Drawings by Raymond Jonson, Watercolors by Cady Wells," Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, 1933

"Sixth Annual Exhibition of the San Francisco Society of Women Artists," California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1931

"Paintings by Agnes Pelton," Argent Galleries, N. Y., 1931

Salon of America, 1930

"Abstractions by Agnes Pelton," Montross Gallery, N. Y., 1929

"Decorative Flower Paintings and Abstractions by Agnes Pelton," Grace Nicholson Art Galleries, Pasadena, 1929
Paper/Supportcanvas
Published References"Decorative Flower Paintings and Abstractions by Agnes Pelton," Grace Nicholson Art Galleries, Pasadena, 1929, exh. cat. no.10

Salon of America, 1930, exh. cat. ill. no.313
"Sixth Annual Exhibition of the San Francisco Society of Women Artists," California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1931, exh. cat. no.47

"Paintings by Agnes Pelton," Desert Inn Galleries, Palm Springs, 1936, exh. cat. no.13, cover ill.

"Paintings by Agnes Pelton," Desert Inn Galleries, Palm Springs, 1938, exh. cat. no.11

"Agnes Pelton Paintings," Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1943, exh. cat. no.10

"Abstract Paintings by Agnes Pelton," Desert Art Center, Cathedral City, CA, 1951, exh. cat. no.1

U of I, 1990, Conklin, ed., p.72-73 (illustration)

Michael Zakian, "Agnes Pelton, Poet of Nature," Palm Spring Desert Museum, CA, 1995, exh. cat. ill. p.51

Gilbert Vicario, ed., "Agnes Pelton, Desert Transcendentalist", Phoenix Art Museum, 2019, pp. 79, 178

WOMAN'S ART JOURNAL, Vol.18, No.1, Spring/Summer, 1997, p.66

Karen Moss, "Illumination: The Paintings of Georgia O'Keefe, Agnes Pelton, Agnes Martin, and Florence Miller Pierce", Orange County Museum of Art and Merrell, 2009, color ill. pg. 120, index pg. 183
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