Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee
On view through January 9, 2022
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art
“Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee” presents the first major critical assessment of works by the artist Doris Lee (1905 – 1983).
Lee was one of the most recognized artists in the country during the 1930s and 40s and a leading figure in the Woodstock Artist’s Colony. In response to the rise of Abstract Expressionism in the decades after World War II, Lee deftly absorbed these innovations into a continuation of her own visual style. Her body of work reveals a remarkable ability to merge the reduction of abstraction with the appeal of the everyday and offers a coherent visual identity that successfully bridged various artistic “camps” that arose in the post-World War II era.
[Image: Doris Lee (1905 – 1983), The View, Woodstock, 1946, Oil on canvas, 27 1/2 x 44 inches, The John and Susan Horseman Collection of American Art.]