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Edward Dugmore, 81; Abstract Expressionist Artist

Edward Dugmore, 81, an artist of the San Francisco Abstract Expressionist school. A native of Hartford, Conn., Dugmore was educated at the Hartford Art School. After serving as a Marine during World War II, he used the GI Bill for further study at California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco. There he was influenced by the artists Ernest Briggs and Clyfford Still and became strongly associated with the West Coast abstract painting style. After earning a master’s degree in fine arts at the University of Guadalajara in Mexico, Dugmore settled in New York City, where he was represented by the Stable Gallery. His works are part of the permanent collections of the Corcoran Gallery and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. Other Dugmore paintings were included in a recent exhibit at the Laguna Museum and the nationally touring exhibit “Still Working: Underknown Artists of Age in America,” which visited USC’s Fisher Art Gallery. In 1995, Dugmore received the Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s lifetime achievement award. On June 13 in Minneapolis of cancer.


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