Study of a Girl (Fanette Reider)
by Morton Livingston Schamberg
23.1-Schamberg_Fanette-WCMA-77.9.11
Morton Livingston Schamberg (American, 1881–1918), Study of a Girl (Fanette Reider), ca. 1912. Oil on canvas, 30 11/16 × 23⅛ in. (78 × 58.8 cm). Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, Bequest of Lawrence H. Bloedel, Class of 1923

Schamberg died just a few years after the Armory Show in the influenza epidemic of 1918, but in 1913 he was one of the country’s most promising young modern painters. In fact, he was specifically invited to participate in the Armory Show (unlike other artists in this gallery). During several visits to Europe between 1904 and 1909, Schamberg absorbed the Impressionists’ high-keyed palette and Paul Cézanne’s formal innovations. He also visited the salons of Gertrude and Leo, and Sarah and Michael Stein, where he met Henri Matisse, among other artists.

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