Lucille Corcos


Lucille Corcos was American Painter. She is celebrated as one of the foremost “modern primitivist” painters in America, creating revealing composite urban scenes. She trained at the Art Students League and earned her first cover commission at Vanity Fair. She rapidly began illustrating books for adults and children with lush colors and playfully warped perspective. Corcos was widely praised for her lack of self-consciousness and complete freedom of expression, for knowing the ropes of academic illusionism, yet rejecting it in her quest for spontaneity and freedom. Corcos exhibited widely, regularly showing her work in the Whitney Biennial and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

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Lucille Corcose

The School Meeting, 1949

tempera on board

20 x 16 in






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