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HELEN LUNDEBERG (1908-1999)
Through a college graduation gift, Helen Lundeberg enrolled at the Stickney School of Art in 1930. Coincidently, Lorser Feitelson became a Stickney professor; they went on to marry and to cofound Post Surrealism in 1934, integrating classic subjective association with personal symbology and vision. Lundeberg was employed by the FAP/WPA in the print and mural division in 1936 until the Project closed in 1942. Of her many murals, the last one was the spectacular petrachrome mural wall, 241 feet long, The History of Transportation, for the City of Inglewood, CA. At the time, this was the largest such project in the United States. By 1942 she commenced a decade of post-surreal ‘mood' paintings. Lundeberg's work evokes a spiritual mood, a peaceful mood through a ‘Helen Lundeberg palette' of subtle color nuances and her intuitive form. By the end of the 1950's her work had evolved again. Throughout her career, space has been a source of exploration for Lundeberg, varying from microcosms and pulsating planets to still lifes and architectonic structures; she merged exterior and interior space with visible and beyond-vision pathways.
Click on individual images for more informationExhibitions at Tobey C. Moss Gallery:
|1998||Helen Lundeberg, Post-Surrealism to Hard Edge: 1930s to 1980s|
|1992||Helen Lundeberg: The Sunset Years: 1980 - 1990|
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