Adeïne de La Noë (1914-1987)

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Biography

Adeïne de La Noë was born in France and educated at the Beaux Arts in Lille and the Grande Chaumière in Paris. In 1956 she emigrated to the United States, where she studied at the Art Students League of New York and with Hans Hoffman, a well-known Abstract Expressionist painter.

De La Noë moved to Taos in 1961 for a residency at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation. She was a strong and welcome addition to the group of modern artists there known as the Taos Moderns, and she became good friends with several, including Agnes Martin. Adeïne would remain in Taos until the end of her life, becoming an active member of the Taos art colony and one of Taos' most respected artists.

Adeïne was directly influenced by Abstract Expressionism in her landscapes and non-figurative paintings, both based on forms in nature. "All I do is influenced by nature," she once told an interviewer.

For her, this included sometimes incorporating natural objects such as river-washed gravel into her paintings with a heavy palette knife and gravel texture technique, as well as delicate translucent washes. Within her canvases we find the tumbling cosmos, floating petals in the wind, all the beauty, turbulence, and frailty of the human condition.

Sources:
The Taos News, Thursday, July 7, 1988: Arts Elusive Minimalist Honored with a Memorial at Harwood, by Linda Tasch
"Modernists in Taos from Dasburg to Martin", by David L. Witt

Schools of Study

Beaux Arts, Lille, France 1936-37
Andre Lhote, Paris 1938
Grande Chaumiere, Paris 1938
Art Students League, (studies with Morris Kantor), New York City 1957
Hans Hoffman School, Provincetown, Ma. 1957-58
Pratt Graphique, N.Y. 1960-61
Blatt Potterie Ceramique, NY. 1960-61

Partial List of Collections

Staten Island Museum, N.Y.
Evansville Museum, In.
French Senate, Paris
Midland Federal Savings, Denver, Co.
The Central Bank, Jefferson City, Mo.
Numerous Private Collections

Selected Awards

First Grand Prix de la Ville de Lille de Peinture 1937
Mural Commission for the Pavillion of the Press, Lille International Fair 1939
Pratt Graphique Scholarship
Wurlitzer Foundation Grant

Selected Exhibitions

Beaux Arts, Lille, France 1936-37
Andre Lhote, Paris 1938
Grande Chaumiere, Paris 1938
Art Students League, (studies with Morris Kantor), New York City 1957
Hans Hoffman School, Provincetown, Ma. 1957-58
Pratt Graphique, N.Y. 1960-61
Blatt Potterie Ceramique, NY. 1960-61

Adeïne de La Noë at 203 Fine Art

Please follow the link below to view the online catalogue for the 2018 exhibition Adeïne de La Noë, organized by 203 Fine Art.

Adeïne de La Noë 2018 Exhibition Catalogue on ISSUU

Selected Works in Our Inventory