Alice Mavrogordato, Cleft, 1973 (Vienna/America, 1916-2000), oil on canvas, tall slender form depicting two meeting points in a Frankenthaller meets O'Keefe manner, signed and dated en verso, housed in a slat wood frame. "An abstract artist whose work was often identified with the Washington "color school" of painting ... charter member of the Origo Gallery and had one-woman shows at the Emerson, Cramer, Plum, O Street, Barry and Creative Partners galleries, among others. Her oil paintings were also exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, the National Collection of Fine Arts, the Athenaeum, the Washington Project for the Arts and elsewhere." -The Washington Post, Oct. 28, 2000. DOA 85 x 12.5 in. Dent towards center of canvas. Estate Collection of Cecilie Lee Barrett, Pinehurst, NC
Cecilie and Alice shared time as detainees in a WWII concentration camp.