Lizzie is currently studying at the Royal Academy Schools and is due to graduate in 2024. For the past six years she has made small-scale abstract paintings on metal supports. Jillian Knipe at Instantloveland covers Lizzie in Abstraction in the Now Part IV.
is one of many artists* featured on this blog that was included in Blurring Boundaries: The Women Of AAA**, 1936–present.
*Anne, Laurie, Gabriele, Rhia and Emily (as well as many creatives who were members during their lives) are members of **American Abstract Artists, a predecessor to the New York School and Abstract Expressionism, and contributed to the development and acceptance of abstract art in the United States. American Abstract Artists is one of the few artists’ organizations to survive from the Great Depression and continue into the 21st century.
I’ve been reading Line Let Loose and Jeanne gets a mention. Daughter of a wine merchant, Tripier Jeanne spent her childhood with her grandmother in the countryside. As an adult, she lived in Montmartre with her son Gustav, whose father was American. Spiritualism entered her life when she was fifty-eight. It was during this period that she started to experience mental distress. Committed in 1934 for “chronic psychosis, logorrhea and megalomania,” Jeanne Tripier developed, during the ten years of her hospitalization, a vision of the world that she transcribed in her Messages relating her interplanetary travel, or Missions on Earth. “Medium of first necessity, holder of the laws of the planet, and the reincarnation of Joan of Arc,” she created drawings in ink, combined with hair dye, nail polish or pharmaceuticals but also embroideries, her needle constituting a formidable weapon. She uttered prophesies, triggered wars, sometimes using secret codes she called “the spherical language.”