Mary Abbott

Hiro Fine Art is interested in purchasing artworks by Mary Abbott.

Mary Abbott was a member of the New York School of abstract expressionists. As a descendant of John Adams, she was a privileged child, immersed in art as much as politics. Her mother was a poet and was encouraging of her art. She was very beautiful and moved to New York where she modeled for magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar while she studied painting. She met Willem de Kooning, who she was romantically involved with, and joined him in the Artist’s Club. She, along with Elaine de Kooning, was one of the only female members. However, this only pushed her to create strong work and exhibited quite frequently. She married twice and traveled often throughout her life, creating wonderful abstracts during her vacations.

In the 1970s, she lived in Minneapolis, MN where she taught at the University of Minnesota. She stayed for almost a decade before moving back to New York. She continues to work in her studio daily though she is in her late ‘90s and one of the few living members of the New York School.