Yvonne L. D. Pryor

American, 1885 - 1962


Yvonne Pryor is recognized for her Modern abstract paintings derived from the architectural forms of her urban surroundings. Working in the birthplace of the skyscraper, Pryor maintained a studio in Chicago. Pryor was an artist who singularly focused on her painting, and she led a secluded life devoted to her artwork. Pryor's paintings dating from the 1930s and '40s adhere to the principles of cubism, and her compositions tend to be reduced to pure to geometric line, plane and color. Her paintings often depict austere, vibrant city scenes or industrial subjects. Pryor exhibited at the annual exhibitions of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1937, 1939 and 1949. Her artwork evokes the spirit of the Art Deco movement and the American Machine Age.

Yvonne Pryor is recognized for her Modern abstract paintings derived from the architectural forms of her urban surroundings. Working in the birthplace of the skyscraper, Pryor maintained a studio in Chicago. Pryor was an artist who singularly focused on her painting, and she led a secluded life devoted to her artwork. Pryor's paintings dating from the 1930s and '40s adhere to the principles of cubism, and her compositions tend to be reduced to pure to geometric line, plane and color. Her paintings often depict austere, vibrant city scenes or industrial subjects. Pryor exhibited at the annual exhibitions of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1937, 1939 and 1949. Her artwork evokes the spirit of the Art Deco movement and the American Machine Age.

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