Friday, February 24, 2012
Other People's Art Day
...You know how you find great items at yard sales for next to nothing?
This is one of such items; a print that I paid next to nothing for...On this print (I could only scan about 80% of it...) the signature of 'huldah' is in small case letters at the bottom right corner. With the 'glory' of the Internet today, I could sleuth out more about this.
And here it is: Huldah Cherry Jeffe (1901 - 2001) is an American fine artist born in Dallas, Texas. Huldah Cherry was an accomplished figure painter who studied at the Art Student's League and Grand Central School in New York City. She also attended private classes taught by Robert Brackman. Huldah began her career in the 1940s. Huldah has had her paintings selected for the Grand Salon of the Salon des Artistes Francais in Paris. She won Honorable Mention awards on the Salons of 1948 and 1967.
For her subject matter, she focused on turn-of-the-century women and adolescent girls. Her young ladies are costumed in the fashionable attire of the period, and her style hints of impressionism with a strong Renoir influence.
I like this print because of the beautiful use of red (!) and light blue against a muted and a strained background.
How lovely is the women in the painting. Her use color and her impressionistic technique inspire me!