Alice Mavrogordato 1916-2000
Alice Mavrogordato was born in Vienna, where she studied art and textile design. In 1939, she escaped from Austria, settling in England only to be interned as an alien in 1941 for a year on the Isle of Man. When she was released she undertook war work. After the war she was employed by the Americans as a translator at the Nuremberg war crimes trials and subsequently settled in the United States. She then returned to art school in Washington, having her first solo exhibition at the Franz Bader Gallery in 1957.
Alice was an Abstract artist identified with the Washington ‘Colour School’. She exhibited widely in the USA with work held by the National Collection of Fine art and The Athenium.
Medium; Oil on canvas
Date; Signed and dated July 1957
Size; 37” x 18”
Title; Moon dance
Condition; Very good
Provenance; Acquired from auction