Helen Lundeberg (1908-1999), Karl Benjamin, Lorser Feitelson, Frederick Hammersley, and John McLaughlin are considered among the Hard-Edge abstractionists who worked in the mid-century in Southern California. Whereas artists on the East Coast predominately explored gestural and expressive styles in the 1950s, these West Coast artists produced cool and crisp compositions with defined forms and a smooth finish. Palm Springs Art Museum is fortunate to have nine art works by Lundeberg in its collection, and these are joined in this special exhibition by a loan from a local collector.
This exhibition is organized by Rochelle Steiner, Chief Curator & Director of Public Programs and Education.
Helen Lundeberg (American, 1908-1999), Still Life with Pears, 1985, acrylic on canvas, 35 1/4 x 60 1/8 inches. Museum purchase with funds provided by the Women’s Committee 1988 Woman of the Year Award, 13-1988.