|Helen Lundeberg |
Helen Lundeberg was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 24, 1908. At age four Lundeberg moved to California with her family and settled in Pasadena. In 1930 she enrolled at the Stickney School of Art in Pasadena, where she was greatly influenced by Lorser Feitelson, whom she later married. During the 1930s, she and Feitelson started an art movement which they termed Post-Surrealism. During 1933-42 she was a muralist and lithographer for the southern California Federal Art Project. Her 240-foot curved wall in Centinela Park in Inglewood was done under their auspices as well as murals in Los Angeles' George Washington High School, Venice High School, and Bell City Hall in California. "Hard-edged" is the term often applied to her work. She died in Los Angeles on April 19, 1999.
Exhibited: Stanley Rose Gallery, Hollywood, 1933, 1935; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1935, 1976, 1980; Brooklyn Museum, 1936; Museum of Modern Art, 1942; Pasadena Art Institute, 1953; Santa Barbara Museum, 1959; Whitney Museum, 1962, 1965, 1967; La Jolla Museum, 1971; Rutgers University, 1977; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 179; Wight Gallery, University of California, Los Angeless, 1980; Palm Springs Desert Museum, 1983; Laguna Museum, 1987; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1988; Sesnon Gallery, University of Southern California, 1988.
Hughes, Edan M. Artists In California 1786-1940. 3rd ed. Vol. 1. Sacramento: Crocker, Art Museum, 2002. N. pag. 2 vols. Print.