Natalie Alper (American, born 1937)

Untitled, 1993

Natalie Alper, Untitled, 1993, acrylic, metallic pigment, and graphite on canvas, 24 x 96 in. Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, 1995.1.

In 1971, Alper became the first woman to teach painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She describes her art: “My work, though driven by abstract invention, serves as a metaphor for primordial energy connecting to both nature and the psyche. My own physical energy is visible and palpable in the work and its making, affirming the human and the unpredictable in an increasingly impersonal world.”