WPA Era Painting of African American Woman | Mae Berlind
Here we have a WPA era portrait painting of an African American woman. She's a beauty, both the elegant woman and the well-executed painting. This stunner was painted by New York artist Mae Berlind, likely in the 1940s. I can't get over the execution of this one. The piece pops from any angle. The pictures don't do the painting justice.
Mae Berlind (Bach) used to be the president of the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, which is a national organization to show and promote works by professional women artists. (Here's a link to the club's website.) She also has an award named after her: The Mae Berlind Bach Award. Google it and you'll see all the past award winning artists.
The rare painting came out of the estate of Minnesota artist John Beauchamp. He not only was an amazing artist, but he collected some of the best items around, including art and music. The painting is signed in the lower left. The reverse frame is marked "Macy's Artist Materials."
The unframed painting measures 18" tall and 14" wide. There is a small puncture just above the signature in the lower right corner. There also is a small loss in the lower left (see pics). There is wear along the edges. None of it takes away from the power of the piece. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
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This one just has what you need. Nothing else really to say.