Harriet LeBell Oil Painting of Potted Flowers in FrameI found this oil painting of flowers in a pot at a Goodwill thrift store near my house. It was only $6, and sort of ugly in an interesting way. Or maybe it is interesting in an ugly way. In either case, I figured if I decided I didn’t like the painting, I could use the 18″ x 24″ frame for some other painting I might find down the line. When I got home, I searched on the artist Harriet LeBell, and found her listed on ArtFact. Who knew! I couldn’t find photos of any of her other works to compare to see if they are similar looking. I might take the painting out of the frame and clean the frame up some. Or maybe I will be just leave it.
The painting is growing on me. It takes on a different look if I look at it from a short distance away. the stark lines fade. Not sure what kind of flowers they are. If they were white, I would think daisies. But they are actually a little more yellow than you can see in the photo. My wife, however, doesn’t seem too fond of the painting…
What I found about the artist: She was born in 1905 and was a native of New York. She was a graduate of Cooper Union Art School. She also attended the Art Student’s League in New York, and the School of Design and Liberal Arts in New York. She was a professional artist for 35 years. During her career, she gave exhibitions in galleries around the country and in 1962, she was the recipient of an award from the National Arts Club in New York. She had exhibition in such New York galleries as The Gallery Workshop, the Little Studio and Carnegie Hall, the Little Terrace Gallery in New Hope, PA, and The Woodland Hills Gallery in California. She was a member of the National Arts Club and the Art Student’s League of New York. She died in 1982 in Sarasota, NY.