Macdonald-Wright, Stanton. Ohio: Ohio State University, 1968. Near Fine.
Ohio University: June 9th, 1968. Before starting her MFA at Ohio University, Beth Hertz (1920 -) studied at the Art Students League in New York and the Dayton Art Institute. At the Art Students League, she studied with William Zorach, as well as Ossip Zadkine, Robert Brackman, and Sidney Dickinson. It was working with Stanton Macdonald-Wright, however, that was to become her greatest influence: he heavily shaped her style of painting, and her MFA thesis is about his work. Stanton Macdonald-Wright (1890 - 1973) was a painter in the early American modernist style and a co-founder of Synchromism. This movement explores the relationship between color and music, and posits that color alone can both define form and convey emotions. Macdonald-Wright exhibited his work for over 7 decades in museums and galleries worldwide, and Hertz's paintings are held in museums and private collections across the US. This archive contains: 1) Hertz's thesis manuscript, hand-corrected by her, including slides of Macdonald-Wright's artwork 2) Letters from Macdonald-Wright to Hertz 3) The transcript of a five-day interview with Macdonald-Wright 4) Three reel-to-reel audio tapes that recorded the 1968 interview.