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Mercedes Matter
Mercedes Matter continued to teach and make art until she passed away in 2001 at the age of 87. In addition to her teaching and her work, she wrote articles on artists, including Hofmann, Kline and Giacometti. One-person exhibitions include Tanager Gallery, NY; Yale Norfolk, CT; Washington Art Association, CT; East Hampton Center for Contemporary Art, NY; The New York Studio School; and Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, NY. Collections include Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC; Delaware Museum of Art; Parrish Museum; and Whitney Museum of American Art, NY. Awards include the Distinguished Teaching Award, College Art Association; the Gottlieb Foundation Grant; Ingram Merril Grant; and Tiffany Foundation Grant.

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“The nature of painting doesn’t change because some trend wants to make it
something else. Hofmann’s theories are still relevant. ” -Mercedes Matter
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