Paris: May-June

(American, 1928–2019)
Image: 109.2 x 83.8 cm (43 x 33 in.)
© Mavis Pusey
Edition: 8/14
Location: not on view
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Mavis Pusey originally planned to study fashion design, and this interest can be seen in the patterned and repeated lines of this print.


The African American artist Mavis Pusey developed a distinctive style of geometric abstraction beginning in the 1960s, amidst a field that was dominated at the time by white male painters. She studied with the master printer Robert Blackburn, who encouraged the experimentation seen in this print. With its bright colors and contrasts between rigid and undulating lines, Pusey hoped to express her experiences visiting Paris during a period of student and worker uprisings in 1968.
Paris: May-June

Paris: May-June


Mavis Pusey

(American, 1928–2019)
America, 20th century

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