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Mary Hallett Gronemeyer, Missouri Landscape
Mary Hallett Gronemeyer (1893 – ca. 1965)  Missouri Landscape, ca. 1950
Mary Hallett Gronemeyer (1893 – ca. 1965)
Missouri Landscape, ca. 1950, oil on board
Collection of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri - St. Louis
Mary Hallett Gronemeyer studied art at Columbia University and the Pratt Institute (NY). She exhibited throughout the 1910s-1960s creating landscapes with a modernist aesthetic in oil and watercolor and also working as an illustrator. She and her husband, artist Phillip Gronemeyer, both worked and exhibited in
St. Louis.

Missouri Landscape is typical of Gronemeyer’s rural scenes, where color is more expressive than descriptive, and where forms – both natural and man-made – are reduced to their basic elements whose color is contained by bold, sinuous, black lines.