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Helen Enoch Gleiforst
Mid Century Copper Teapot, Vase and Fruit Still Life

c.1950s

About the Item

Beautiful mid century still life of a copper teapot and fruit by listed California artist Helen Gleiforst (American, 1903-1997), circa 1950's. The artist uses a color palette of mainly primary colors with some variation, giving this still-life a bold and unified aesthetic. Signed "Gleiforst" lower right. Displayed in a new bronze toned frame. Board size: 24"H x 20"W. Gleiforst was born in Nebraska but soon moved to Oregon where she studied at the University of Oregon. She then settled in Beverly Hills where she began to paint. Her teachers included Nicolai Fechin, George Melcher, John Hubbard Rich and Nell Walker Warner for Still Life studies. Gleiforst primarily painted plein air, as well as landscapes and florals. During her lifetime, Helen Gleiforst frequently exhibited her artwork including one-person shows at Stanford University, Ebell Society of the Federated Women’s Clubs, the Beverly Hills and Westwood Women's Clubs, and at Clearwater Junior High School. In 2006, her work was featured among top California plein-aire painters in Santa Barbara in the Sullivan Goss Gallery exhibition titled “Early California. Gleiforst lived in Carmel, California.
  • Creator:
    Helen Enoch Gleiforst (1903 - 1997, American)
  • Creation Year:
    c.1950s
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 23.5 in (59.69 cm)Width: 27.5 in (69.85 cm)Depth: 1 in (2.54 cm)
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  • Condition:
    a few minor abrasions to surface of painting have been in-painted and restored. New frame and new hanging hardware included.
  • Gallery Location:
    Soquel, CA
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: JT-D10261stDibs: LU5429845972
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