Mr. Mason Wells

Freightliner #1 (1958)

Small Painting #2 (1961)

Artist: Mason Wells (1906 – 1984)

Born in New England. Studied at Harvard University and at the Yale University Architectural School. Worked from San Francisco, and died in Marin County, Calif.

Group exhibitions include “Fifteen West Coast Painters,” Poindexter Gallery, New York,1961; Watercolor and Drawing Annual, San Francisco Museum of Art, 1960, 1961. One-man show at the Quay Gallery, Tiburon, 1963. Work held in the SFMOMA and Whitney collections.

Featured with 30 other artists in <a href=”http://www.sharecom.ca/greenberg/ppaessay.html&#8221; rel=”nofollow”>“Post-Painterly Abstraction,”</a> curated by Clement Greenberg with a 23 April 1964 debut at LACMA.

Art goes a long way to contextualize daily life.

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