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mom’s paintings

Submitted by MeshuggaMel September 1st, 2010
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not kitsch, but from a very kitsch heavy era – my mom was a prolific artist from when she was a young girl, creating many paintings. She stopped working on major pieces soon after marrying my dad. Works below she made mostly in the 1958-1962 period. She didn’t talk about them much, but judging from the amount of nudes and still lives, I assume most she did painted during art classes in college.

first a sculpture she made:

now on to her paintings.

All the ones below except for the small one in the center.

finally, a painting of her cocker spaniel Dagmar she painted as a girl

5 Responses to “mom’s paintings”

  1. Allee Willis

    I’m assuming that your mom was the daughter of the grandmother whose brilliant house you’ve been treating us to glimpses of? If so, her substantial art skills don’t surprise me.

    I love the mother daughter sculpture. Is it plaster? And how tall is it?

    Her paintings are FANTATIC! And I love that they end with the naive puppy dog. I wish she would start painting again.

    Where are all these now?

    • MeshuggaMel

      Yes, my mom was the daughter of the grandmother with the groovy house. Unfortunately, she passed away a year and a half ago after a long battle with cancer. As my dad freely admits, the artistic tendencies come from my mom’s side of the family.

      The mother/daughter sculpture is plastic, and it’s probably about 2.5 to 3 feet tall.

      The paintings are pretty much evenly split between my dad’s house and my grandmother’s house. As far as I know, there aren’t any elsewhere.