blanche lazzellAmerican (1878-1956)

Lazzell learned about art and developed her style under many famous artists. Albert Gleiz taught her the basics of abstraction, with overlapping planes, and showed her the importance of color and movement. Charles Guerin was part of the Parisian fauve group, along with Henri Matisse. Cubism, fauvism, expressionism, and, futurism were all exploding the Paris exhibits, and Blanche Lazzell was there to observe many of them. The influences of the fauvist and expressionist movement, Albert Gleiz, and her experiences all had a significant impression on the color choices Lazzelle made for the rest of her career as an artist. Lazzell is included in many important collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Smithsonian.