Ida Kohlmeyer received her master of fine arts degree in 1956 from Newcomb Art School at Tulane College in New Orleans, and she spent the following summer in Massachusetts studying with the artist Hans Hofmann. She also was influenced by the Abstract Expressionist Mark Rothko, who became an artist in residence at Tulane in 1957.

Immanence was the first artwork purchased for the Masur Museum of Art’s permanent collection. It was a purchase award from the First Annual Juried Competition in 1964.

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