BBC – If that last proposed contender for the ‘Great American Painting’ is drawing a blank on the easel of your mind, you’re not alone. Neither the female artist who painted it (she was born Corinne Michelle West in Chicago, Illinois in 1908) nor the work itself are widely known, even to the most attentive devotees of 20th-Century image-making. But remove West’s Blinding Light – one of the most daring, uncompromising and innovative paintings to emerge in the past century – and the story of modern art in America, with its vigorous search for a fresh new language of boundless expressiveness, would lose one of its most intriguing plot points. – read more

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