ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Kay Sage, 1898-1963
Le Passage (1956), In the Third Sleep (1944), I Saw Three Cities (1944)
Kay Sage was an American painter. She studied at the Corcoron Art School in Washington D. C., but also spent long periods of time travelling across Europe. In around 1923, whilst in Rome, Sage fell in love with and subsequently married a young Italian prince, Ranieri di San Faustino. They divorced in 1935, and Sage went on to meet her second husband, Surrealist artist Yves Tanguy, in Paris.
After Tanguy’s passed away in 1955, Sage painted very little. Le Passage was completed the year after Tanguy death, and shows the emotional and physical breakdown of Sage after the loss of her husband.