Malden Arts Mondays - Week of July 27 Activity
Photograph by Timothy Greenfield-Sander
Perle Fine (Poule Feine)
(Born 1905 + Died May 31 1988)
Perle Fine like many women artists of her time period, was held back by sexist male peers + art gallery owners. But, that did not stop her from rising above! She attended The Art Students League of New York + established herself as an American abstract expressionist painter, eventually exhibiting her work in the Guggenheim museum. Her paintings are a blending of organic + geometrical shapes. She also experimented with etching, collage + drawing as well. Despite the obstacles she faced she had a lengthy art career lasting 50 years.
“Color is always a motivation. Mixing color, you know, is a very joyous occupation for me, because there was so much excitement at what would happen when one color was placed next to another…there was so much more than just what came out of the tube.”
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