Starting in December 1937 and while living in Harrisburg, Penny Cent received monthly stipend support from Philip Guggenheim, founder of the Museum of Non-Objective Art
, currently known as the Guggenheim Museum.
* learn to take recycled cardboard and construct it into non-objective art
Adjacent to this is Noor Fatima's 'A Moment's Dream', an installation of three painted wooden planks that is simply pure abstraction or non-objective art
that sets out to portray no concrete reality at all but works to create a response to the world, rather than functioning as a window through which the artist may view a part of it.
Davidson, along with a number of young artists who studied and exhibited with her, would form the core of Our Little Gallery, an art space that opened in the Montrose district in 1938, and was among the first to feature non-objective art
Nakpil, in her essay, 'The Secret Life of Sketches,' writes that Ocampo was a 'sensitive and prophetic artist of the day,' borrowing the words of Hilla Rebay, director for the Museum of Non-Objective Art
in New York City.
Solomon, on the other hand, was guided by his mistress, the eccentric and autocratic Baroness Hilla Rebay, who had a Steineresque faith in the spiritual value of non-objective art
. In 1937, when Peggy opened Guggenheim Jeune, her gallery in London, Rebay accused her of sullying the family name, 'which stands for an ideal in art', with 'some small shop' that would 'peddle mediocrity'.
Fundamental to those developments was the establishment of abstract or non-objective art
in postwar New York, including the final overthrow (British and Irish, please copy!) of the very idea of a 'picture' in painting.