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ID: 500017697
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500017697

 

Record Type: Person
Gechtoff, Sonia (American painter, 1926-2018)

Note: Active in the Bay Area Abstract Expressionist movement, Gechtoff was known for producing large-scale gestural works. She was featured in the exhibition “Women in Abstract Expressionism,” at the Denver Art Museum in 2016. She had her first solo show at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles in 1957, and had gained national attention in 1954, when her work was exhibited in the Guggenheim's “Younger American Painters,” alongside Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell, and Jackson Pollock.

Names:
Gechtoff, Sonia (preferred,V,index)
Sonia Gechtoff (V,display)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter

Gender: female

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Philadelphia (Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
child of ....  Gechtoff, Leonid  
..............  (Russian-American painter, 1883-1941) [500450201]
influenced by ....  Bischoff, Elmer  
........................  (American painter and draftsman, 1916-1991) [500000068]
influenced by ....  Smith, Hassel Wendell, Jr.  
........................  (American painter, born 1915) [500018973]
influenced by ....  Still, Clyfford  
........................  (American painter, 1904-1980) [500020155]
spouse of ....  Kelly, James  
................  (American painter and printmaker, 1913-2003) [500335439]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Gechtoff, Sonia (I)

Biographies:
(American painter, 1926-2018) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American painter, born 1926) ..... [BHA]
(American artist, 1926-) ..... [WCP]
(American artist, b.1926) ..... [WCI]
(American artist, born 1926) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(American painter, born 1926) ..... [NMWA]
(American artist, 1926-2018) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Gechtoff, Sonia ........ [BHA Preferred, MoMA Preferred, NMWA Preferred, VP Preferred, WCI Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
................................  Artforum [online] (2004-) obit.
................................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
................................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
................................  National Museum of Women in the Arts Collection Records
................................  NMWA database (2018-)
................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Sonia Gechtoff ........ [MoMA, VP]
..............................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [BHA, Gallery Systems, MoMA, NMWA, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: no96028806
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: no96028806
....................  MoMA, Library Catalog (1976)
....................  NMWA database (2018-)
....................  Who's Who in American Art (1936-) 1976
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Artforum [online] (2004-)
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