Anne Truitt


Born
in Baltimore, MD, The United States
January 01, 1921

Died
December 01, 2004

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The artist Anne Truitt was born in Baltimore in 1921 and spent her childhood in Easton. She lived in a house on South Street, just a block from the Academy Art Museum. She travelled extensively before eventually settling in Washington, DC. Her paintings and sculpture are noted for their simple linear qualities and investigation of color relationships.

Critics have often associated her with both Minimalism and the Washington Color Field artists, although like many artists she rejected reductive classifications. She had a successful career showing her work extensively in New York City and across the country.

Along with her art Truitt was noted as a teacher and as an author of memoirs: Daybook (1982), Turn (1986), and Prospect (1996). She died i
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Daybook: The Journal of an ...

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Turn: The Journal of an Artist

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Prospect

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Anne Truitt: Perception and...

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Anne Truitt: Drawings

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Anne Truitt: Threshold

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“I notice that I have to pay careful attention in order to listen to others with an openness that allows them to be as they are, or as they think themselves to be. The shutters of my mind habitually flip open and click shut, and these little snaps form into patterns I arrange for myself. The opposite of this inattention is love, is the honoring of others in a way that grants them the grace of their own autonomy and allows mutual discovery.”
Anne Truitt, Daybook: The Journal of an Artist

“vulnerability is a guardian of integrity”
Anne Truitt, Turn: The Journal of an Artist

“...it occurred to me that I could use the energy I had been putting into endurance to change my life. Yet the concept of brunt, of accepting and enduring, still seems to me to have a kind of nobility. It is, perhaps, less intelligent, but there is a stubborn selfhood about it that is dear to me. It can be, quite literally, the only way to survive.”
Anne Truitt, Daybook: The Journal of an Artist

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