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Joseph Meert collection
272 slides of images of paintings mostly by Joseph Meert and few by his wife Margaret Mullin-Meert. The collection complements the 37 paintings by Joseph Meert in the museum’s collection.
Biographical Historical Note
Born in Brussels, Belgium, Joseph Meert was raised in the U.S., studied with Thomas Hart Benton at the Kansas City Art Institute, where he taught from 1935 to 1941, and painted murals for the WPA. Meert, a close friend of Jackson Pollock, painted geometric abstraction in the late 1940s, progressing to abstract expressionism in the 1950s.