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Helen Lundeberg

Celebrated Southern California artist Helen Lundeberg (1908-1999) once said “My work has been concerned, in varying modes of pictorial structure and various degrees of representation and abstraction, with the effort to embody, and to evoke, states of mind, moods and emotions.” During her career she created a luminous assortment of oil painting; each one a masterful articulation of the evocative powers of Southern California’s richly varied landscapes and the artist’s resolutely elegant eye.

“Blue View” brings together a tightly curated selection of 10 of the artist’s paintings that specifically reference the ocean and the artist’s native Southern California coastline. Moving stylistically from her earliest representational works to her revelatory post-surrealist period to the later work in objective abstraction, Lundeberg displays an unerring sensitivity to line, color and form. Waterways become bolts of blue silk ribbon, deliciously unwound, swirling effortlessly into pools and sand. But whatever the style, subject or palette, Lundeberg continually achieved an authentic visual poetry: tender, specific and organically generated from her feeling for the world around her. Lundeberg’s work is included in numerous public and private collections internationally.

Helen Lundeberg

Helen Lundeberg
Landscape: Grey and Pink, 1979
Acrylic on canvas
54 x 30 in.