Mar 16, 2006
Mar 16, 2006

Power Plant II

Power Plant II


Charmion von Wiegand

(American, 1896–1983)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 63.5 x 79 x 4 cm (25 x 31 1/8 x 1 9/16 in.); Unframed: 50.9 x 61 cm (20 1/16 x 24 in.)

Dorothea Wright Hamilton Fund 1982.178

Did you know?

A journalist before she turned painter, von Wiegand once worked as a foreign correspondent in Moscow.


A lively composition of rectangles and squares arranged like conduits in a grid, Power Plant II pulses with energy befitting its title. Von Wiegand, a forceful woman with great flair, served a term as president of Abstract American Artists, an organization established to promote abstraction at a time when it generated strong critical and popular resistance.

See also
American - Painting
Type of artwork: 
Oil on canvas

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