McLaughlin, John, 1898-1976

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Painter; Dana Point, Calif.

From the description of John McLaughlin interview, 1974 July 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220188074

John McLaughlin (1898-1976) was a painter from Dana Point, Calif.

From the description of Oral history interview with John McLaughlin, 1974 July 23 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 495596675

Abstract painter and art dealer; Dana Point, California.

McLaughlin was born and educated in Massachusetts. His extensive travels in China and Japan later were an important influence in his work as a dealer and in his art. Due to his knowledge of Japanese, he was recruited in the Marines as an intelligence officer with the rank of Second Lieutenant, and later was a language interpretor in the Army, 1941-1945. After the war, he settled in Dana Point. His painting, Hope Deferred, was the first abstract painting to win first prize for oil painting in the San Diego Art Guild Annual. McLaughlin was a leading figure in the Southern California geometric abstraction "movement," and was included in the historic 1959 exhibition Four Abstract Classicists organized by Jules Langsner, where the term "hard-edge painting" was first used.

From the description of John McLaughlin papers, 1936-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122370458

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Benton, Fletcher, 1931-. Oral history interview with Fletcher Benton, 1989 May 2 - May 4 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Brown, William Theo, 1919-. William Theo Brown papers, 1845-1971. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf McLaughlin, John, 1898-1976. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Chanin, Arnold,. Photographs of Southern California artists / Arnold Chanin, photographer, 1969-2007. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Tamarind Lithography Workshop. Tamarind Lithography Workshop records, 1954-1984. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Feitelson, Lorser, 1898-1978. Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg papers, circa 1890s-2002 (bulk 1919-1999). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf McLaughlin, John, 1898-1976. John McLaughlin papers, 1936-1979. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn McLaughlin, John : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
creatorOf Byers, Margery. Margery Byers papers, 1962. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf McLaughlin, John, 1898-. John D. McLaughlin : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
creatorOf McLaughlin, John, 1898-1976,. Oral history interview with John McLaughlin, 1974 July 23 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hammersley, Frederick, 1919-. Frederick Hammersley papers, 1897-2008, bulk 1940-2000. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hammersley, Frederick, 1919-. Frederick Hammersley papers, 1897-2008, bulk 1940-2000. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Benton, Fletcher, 1931-. Oral history interview with Fletcher Benton, 1989 May 2-4. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn John McLaughlin [graphic]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn McLaughlin, John : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn McLaughlin, John, 1898-1976. John McLaughlin papers, 1936-1979. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf McLaughlin, John, 1898-1976. John McLaughlin interview, 1974 July 23. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Anderson, Eugene Newton. person
associatedWith Benjamin, Karl. person
associatedWith Benton, Fletcher, 1931- person
associatedWith Brown, William Theo, 1919- person
associatedWith Byers, Margery. person
associatedWith Chanin, Arnold, person
associatedWith Feitelson, Lorser, 1898-1978. person
associatedWith Hammersley, Frederick, 1919- person
associatedWith Karlstrom, Paul J. person
associatedWith Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973. person
associatedWith McLaughlin, John, 1898- person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967. person
associatedWith Tamarind Lithography Workshop. corporateBody
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California--Los Angeles
California
California
California
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Painters--Interviews
Painters
Art, American
Art, Modern
Art dealers
Art--American (?)--Reproductions
Painting, Abstract--Exhibitions
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Birth 1898-05-21

Death 1976-03-22

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