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Betty Snyder Rees Original 2 Sided Painting Cat, Figure

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This original painting is charming cat portrait, with the handsome feline looking right at the viewer. On the reverse side is another portrait, with a man's head, possibly unfinished. * * * Artist: Elizabeth HerediaSignature: "Heredia," in ink, lower rightTitle: Black CatMedium: Watercolor on heavy paper Sheet size: 14 x 19 3/4 inches Year: 1961Condition: Excellent Certificate of Authenticity: Included * Midwest Estate Buyers has been entrusted by the estate of Elizabeth (Betty) Heredia (Shapiro) Snyder Rees to offer her personal artwork for public sale.  Due to the rapidity that Elizabeth's artwork was sold commercially, this represents a treasure trove * of her personal work as submitted by her son.  It was her wish and legacy that others should enjoy what she enjoyed. * * * * * Elizabeth's previous work was sold as rapidly as it became available.   We consider this a unique opportunity to take recognition of an enormous talent. Her personal portfolios have now been opened up to reveal a variety of marvelous work, full of color * and expression. * * As in the past, her work has appreciated considerably with time. * * Betty was a multi-dimensional artist. She was well versed in classic oil painting, water color, wax pencil, charcoal, sumi ink, drawing, hand made paper sculpture, paper mache, clay, wood, marble, printmaking, wood cuts, linoleum block, etching, monotype, serigraph, * and multi-media silk screen. * Elizabeth attended the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, and studied under the founder, Boris Blai, and printmaker Arthur Flourie. * * * * * Her work was first shown in California at Stanford University Museum of Art on campus. Many pieces were gifted to museums, including the Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA; Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA; Grand Rapids Museum of Art, Grand Rapids, * MI; and according to the estate, the National Museum of American History Art Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.  She received a deed of gift, certificate number 26800, dated 8/17/2001.   * * Betty's work was known on the San Francisco Peninsula through the San Francisco Women Artists and Bay Area Printmakers Society and was juried into the California State Fair in 1956 and 1957. Betty taught at the Pacific Grove Art Center, and the Monterey * Museum of Art, and also had exhibits of her work at these fine institutions. She was featured in a one person show at the Cherry Foundation in Carmel. * * She was compared to the then greatest living Cubist artist Richard Diebenkorn.  Gehan Salinger, art critic of the San Francisco Chronicle for 25 years, referred to Elizabeth as "an unqualified genius."  * * * Her art has sold in galleries in Amsterdam and Barcelona to Europeans for their personal collections for many years. She had a solo show in Tokyo, Japan, and another in Denmark. * * * A few of her pieces can be found in public art schools. Also, an oil painting of a marching band is in a special school for the deaf in Daley City, California.  * * Betty passed away at the age of 91.  * * She left behind her wonderful collection of original art. We are glad to bring it to you at what we consider to be very competitive opening bids for such fine artwork. * * *

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Estimate $500 – $770
Starting Bid $200

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