PENNERTON WEST b NY CITY 1913-d NY 1965



Pennerton West was a direct descendant of the famous American historical painter Benjamin West (1738-1820). She studied at the Art Student's League, Cooper Union, and with Hans Hoffman, William Hayter and Ibram Lassaw. She was a member of Stanley Hayter's avant-garde Atelier 17. She made beautiful prints which are in numerous museum collections. I consider Hayter one of the catalysts in the forming of the New York School.

1950s Portrait of Pennerton West by Consuelo Kanaga


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