Art review: ‘Women Modernists’ in Portland is mostly about exciting art

“O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York” at the Portland Museum of Art was originally organized by the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, around the soft logic that these Modernist female painters all worked in the city between about 1910 and 1935.

Gathering these four intensifies some tricky issues about proximity and access: One, Florine Stettheimer (1871-1944), was a wealthy socialite spinster and the others were all married to historically important male artists. Mainer Marguerite Zorach (1887-1968) is well known to audiences here – as are her husband, William, and daughter, Dahlov Ipcar. Helen Torr (1886-1967) was married to American painting pioneer Arthur Dove. And Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) no longer needs an introduction.


WHAT: “O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York”

WHERE: Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland

WHEN: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. every day; until 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; through Sept. 18


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