Anne Truitt

Anne Truitt (1921-2004) was a major American artist of the mid-20th century who was associated with both minimalism and Color Field artists like Morris Louis and Kenneth Noland. Truitt graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a degree in psychology in 1943 and was married to James Truitt in 1948 (they divorced in 1969)
She became a full-time artist in the 1950's and made what is considered her most important work in the early 1960s anticipating in many respects the work of minimalists like Donald Judd and Ellsworth Kelly.
The sculpture that made her significant to the development of Minimalism were aggressively plain and painted structures, often large. The recessional platform under her sculpture raised them just enough off the ground that they appeared to float on a thin line of shadow. The boundary between sculpture and ground, between gravity and verticality, was made illusory. This formal ambivalence is mirrored by her insistence that color itself, for instance, contained a psychological vibration which when purified, as it is on a work of art, isolates the event it refers to as a thing rather than a feeling. The event becomes a work of art, a visual sensation delivered by color.