Mary Abbott

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Mary Abbott
Mary Abbott Bills Painting.jpg
'Bill's Painting', c. 1951, Oil on linen, 72 x 48 inches, dedicated to Willem de Kooning
Born (1921-07-27) July 27, 1921 (age 94)
New York City
Nationality American
Known for Abstract expressionism

Mary Abbott (born July 27, 1921) is an American artist who belonged to the New York School of abstract expressionists.

Family history[edit]

Abbott was born in New York City. Her family lineage traces back to John Adams, the second president of the United States. Her mother, Elizabeth Grinnell, was a poet and syndicated columnist with Hearst newspapers.[1] After World War II, Abbott joined the "Downtown Group", which represented a group of artists who lived in lower Manhattan. In 1946, she set up a studio on Tenth Street in Manhattan.


Selected solo exhibitions[edit]

Selected group exhibitions[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ‘’Biography from Askart’’
  2. ^ "Mary Abbott and Sally Egbert". Spanierman Gallery at East Hampton. 2008. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 

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