Maria Manton

Algeria 1915 - 2003

Abstract Art

Maria Manton
Maria Manton
Female
Algeria
1915
May 4, 2013
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Maria Manton’s style of post-war abstraction lays emphasis on solid line, geometry and harmonious colour (predominantly Mediterranean shades of ochre, red, blue and brown). Born in Blidah, Algeria, Manton studied at the Beaux-Arts of Algeria and, under the influence of Cubism, began her first abstract works in 1947. In that year she took part in the “Ecole de Paris” exhibition organised by the author and critic Gaston Diehl, having just moved to Paris with her husband, the painter Louis Nallard.

Featured image: Maria Manton – Le pont sur l’Arno, detail – image courtesy of Christies