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Alice Trumbull Mason Bibliography


Arn, Jackson. “Dash of Earth, Flash of Sky: Alice Trumbull Mason at Washburn Gallery,” Art in America, January 7, 2022.

Bertrand, Sandra. “‘Labyrinth of Forms’: The Whitney Pays Homage to Women Abstractionists,” Highbrow Magazine, February 14, 2022.

Kazanjian, Dodie and Marius, Marley. “The 29 Art Exhibitions We Can’t Wait to See This Year, Art & Object, January 12, 2022.

MacAdam, Barbara. “The Late Abstractionist Alice Trumbull Mason & Her Unique Style,” Art & Object, January 10, 2022.

Smith, Roberta. “Alice Trumbull Mason, Alone and with Friends,” The New York Times, January 6, 2022.

Sutton, Benjamin and Angeleti, Gabriella. “Three Exhibitions to See in New York This Weekend,” The Art Newspaper, January 14, 2022.

Wilkin, Karen. “At the Galleries,” The Hudson Review, Winter 2022.

Zhang, Lisa Yin. “Alice Trumbull Mason: Shutter Paintings,” TheGuide.Art, January 22, 2022.


“‘Labyrinth of Forms: Women and Abstraction, 1930-1950’ Debuts at the Whitney on October 9,” Artfix Daily, October 4, 2021.

Fateman, Johanna. “Goings on About Town: ‘Labyrinth of Forms,” The New Yorker, November 2021.

Franzini, Sam. “Shutter Paintings: Alice Trumbull Mason’s Artworks Revived Today,” Flaunt Magazine, November 5, 2021.

Heinrich, Will. “These are the Art Shows and Events to See This Season: ‘Labyrinth of Forms: Women and Abstraction, 1930-1950,” The New York Times, September 17, 2021.

McShane, Julianne. ‘Museums Overlooked These Artists’: Celebrating the Forgotten Women of Abstract Art,” The Guardian, October 13, 2021.

Packard, Cassie. “Your Concise New York Art Guide for December 2021,” Hyperallergic, December 2021.

Panero, James. “The Critic’s Notebook: On Seneca, Alice Trumbull Mason, Bach & More from the World of Culture,” The New Criterion, December 14, 2021.

Saltz, Jerry. “10 Best New Art Shows to See in NYC in Fall 2021: ‘Labyrinth of Forms: Women and Abstraction, 1930-1950,” New York Magazine, September 1, 2021.

Takac, Balasz. “Female Abstract Artists are Finally Getting Their Die,” Widewalls Magazine, November 2, 2021.

Wolpow, Nina. “Labyrinth of Forms: Women and Abstraction, 1930-1950,” The Brooklyn Rail, November 2021.


Chernick, Karen. “Alice Trumbull Mason: Pioneer of American Abstraction.” The Brooklyn Rail, July 2020.

Smith, Roberta. “Alice Trumbull Mason: America’s Forgotten Modernist,” The New York Times, April 30, 2020.

Quinn, Bridget. “Alice Trumbull Mason, A Pioneer of Abstraction, Makes a Triumphant Return,” Hyperallergic, June 15, 2020.


Heinrich, Will. “Women Win at the Art Show,” The New York Times, February 27, 2019.


Cotter, Holland. “The Guggenheim’s Greatest Hits Come Roaring Back,” The New York Times, March 17, 2017.


Cotter, Holland. “Art in Review, 2008: Alice Trumbull Mason,” The New York Times, December 12, 2008.


Wurmfeld, Sanford. Three Generations of Abstract Painting: Alice Trumbull Mason, Emily Mason, Cecily Kahn. New York: The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, 2005.


Cotter, Holland. “Art in Review, 1993: Alice Trumbull Mason,” The New York Times, March 19, 1993.


Westfall, Stephen. “Alice Trumbull Mason: Home-Grown Abstraction.” Art in America 43, no. 10 (October 1985): 146–49.


Brown, Marilyn R. “Three Generations of Artists.” Woman’s Art Journal 4, no. 1 (Spring-Summer 1983): 1-8.


Brown, Marilyn. Alice Trumbull Mason, Emily Mason: Two Generations of Abstract Painting. New York: Eaton House, 1982.

Cotter, Holland. “Alice Trumbull Mason, Emily Mason: Two Generations of Abstract Painting,” The New York Times, June 25, 1982.

Foote, Lona. “The True Realism: A History of Alice Trumbull Mason, Architectural Abstractionist, with a Look at Her Work Between 1938 and 1968.” M.A. thesis, City College of New York, 1982.


Hughes, Robert. “Rediscovered: Women Painters.” Time 109, no. 2 (January 10, 1977): 60–63.


Larsen, Susan C. “The American Abstract Artists: A Documentary History 1936-1941.” Archives  of American Art Journal 14, no. 1 (January 1, 1974): 2–7.


Glueck, Grace. “Alice in Mondrianland.” New York Times, June 3, 1973.

Kramer, Hilton. “Art: Alice Mason Abstracts.” New York Times, May 19, 1973.

Pincus-Witten, Robert. “Alice Trumbull Mason.” New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1973.


Alice T. Mason, 67, Abstract Painter.” New York Times, July 2, 1971.


“Alice Trumbull Mason.” Arts Magazine 33 (May 1959): 57.

Tillim, Sidney. “What Happened to Geometry? An Inquiry into Geometrical Painting in America.” Arts Magazine 33 (June 1959): 38–44.


Ashton, Dore. “Alice Trumbull Mason.” Art Digest 27, no. 1 (October 1, 1952): 29.

Guest, Barbara. “Alice Trumbull Mason.” Art News 51 (October 1952): 63.


Reese, Albert. “Alice Trumbull Mason.” In American Prize Prints of the 20th Century, 137. New York: American Artists Group, Inc., 1949.


“Alice Trumbull Mason.” Art News 47 (March 1948): 47.

Breuning, Margaret. “Non-Objective Paintings and Prints.” Art Digest 22 (March 15, 1948): 22.

Gallatin, A. E. Alice Trumbull Mason. New York: Pinacotheca Gallery, 1948.


Haas, Irvin. “The Print Collector: Abstractions.” Art News 45 (July 1946): 10.


Devree, Howard. “A Reviewer’s Notebook.” New York Times, November 1, 1942.


Mason, Alice Trumbull. “Concerning Plastic Significance.” In American Abstract Artists 1938, VI. New York, 1938.


“’Old Fashioned’ Art Prevails At Washington Square Show; Only One of 400 Street Exhibitors Offers Abstract Forms — Sailing Ships Popular — Trend of Business Slow, but Cutters of Silhouettes in Caricature Have Brisk Sales. OLD-FASHIONED ART RULES STREET SALE,” New York Times, September 22, 1935.