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Potrait of Fuller Potter
   Photo by Elaine Mills, 1975

Art then, might 
be, in it's high forms 
a signpost, an emotional roadmap.
A roadmap of the states of mind.

- Fuller Potter 

 

 

 

Fuller Potter, a gesture style abstract expressionist, was born in New York City April 24,1910. Potter lived and painted in Paris, Rome, Haiti, Tennessee, New York, Mexico, and finally Ledyard, Connecticut, where he painted right up to his death in 1990.

Two of his contemporaries who also painted in the style of the New York School were Franz Kline (1910-1962) and Jackson Pollock (1912-1956). In 1959 The Museum of the City of New York exhibited Fuller Potter's work along with Joan Miro and Georgia O'Keefe in the main lobby.

At the age of 74, in an interview for The Day newspaper In New London, Connecticut, Fuller Potter said: " I think human relations are pretty hard to put into words unless you write a play. And, you know, that's exactly what I'm doing."

"Art rings a bell. And who can say what a bell is." - F.P.


In 1975 Elaine Mills met Fuller Potter in Mystic, Connecticut while both artists were working in the medium of photography.

They became great friends, worked together, exchanging ideas on art and discussing everything under the sun.

Fuller became a mentor for Elaine and Elaine was Fuller's artist's representative before and after his death in 1990.

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