|Virginia Berresford |
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"Woman on Steps"
Oil on canvas
25 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches
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Virginia Berresford was a Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts painter, printmaker and gallery owner working in a modernist style related to that of Georgia O'Keeffe. She also worked in Paris, France. She studied under Charles Martin at Columbia University, and at the Art Students League and Academie Moderne in Paris. She exhibited at the Bernheim Gallery, Paris, France; The New Gallery, New York City; the Whitney Museum, the World's Fair 1939; the Pennsylvania Academy, the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Salons of America. In the early 1950s, in Edgartown, she opened Martha's Vineyard's first commercial art gallery.
Her works are in the collection of the Whitney Museum; Detroit Museum; and Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts.