Marlow Moss

ARTIST

Moss, Marlow

1889 – 1958

Marlow Moss (neŽ Marjorie) was born in London, and initially
attended the St John’s Wood School of Art and then the Slade
School of Fine Art. After formative years spent in Paris ‘ where
she became a founder member of Abstraction- CrŽ ation and met
her great influence Piet Mondrian (1872’1944) and her lifelong
partner the novelist A.H. (Netty) Nijhoff ‘ and then years spent in
Europe, the outbreak of WWII precipitated her settling in the far
west of Cornwall in 1941. 

Her home and studio were in the village of Lamorna, on
the Penwith peninsular, just a few miles away from the famous
Modernists of St Ives ‘ yet there was hardly any contact between
them (her unanswered letters to Ben Nicholson are kept in the
Tate Archives). Moss’s comrades instead were the European
Constructivists ‘ Mondrian, Georges Vantongerloo (1886’1965),
Jean Gorin (1899’1981) and Max Bill (1908’1994).

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Marlow Moss

ARTIST

Moss, Marlow

1889 – 1958

Marlow Moss (neŽ Marjorie) was born in London, and initially
attended the St John’s Wood School of Art and then the Slade
School of Fine Art. After formative years spent in Paris ‘ where
she became a founder member of Abstraction- CrŽ ation and met
her great influence Piet Mondrian (1872’1944) and her lifelong
partner the novelist A.H. (Netty) Nijhoff ‘ and then years spent in
Europe, the outbreak of WWII precipitated her settling in the far
west of Cornwall in 1941. 

Her home and studio were in the village of Lamorna, on
the Penwith peninsular, just a few miles away from the famous
Modernists of St Ives ‘ yet there was hardly any contact between
them (her unanswered letters to Ben Nicholson are kept in the
Tate Archives). Moss’s comrades instead were the European
Constructivists ‘ Mondrian, Georges Vantongerloo (1886’1965),
Jean Gorin (1899’1981) and Max Bill (1908’1994).

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