Out of the ordinary : Anne Ryan and collage

Date of Award


Document Type

Masterʼs Research Paper

Degree Name



Art & Art History

First Advisor

M. E. Warlick


Ryan, Anne, 1889-1954 -- Criticism and interpretation, Collage -- Exhibitions, Abstract expressionism -- New York (N.Y.), Women Painters -- New York (N.Y.)


Anne Ryan (1889-1954) was an active member of New York’s vibrant avant-garde art community during the tumultuous period marked by World War II. Ryan participated in the famed 1951 “Ninth Street Show,” and was an early member of Betty Parsons’s legendary stable of artists. She is not widely known today, however, and her influence is rarely acknowledged. Ryan is primarily known for her abstract collages—works that are frequently linked to Abstract Expressionism.


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