(1908 - 1999)
Helen Lundeberg was active/lived in California, Illinois. Helen Lundeberg is known for modernist landscape, figure, interior and nature painting, murals.
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Biography Helen Lundeberg
A seminal figure in the art history of Los Angeles, Helen Lundeberg co-founded with her husband, Lorser Feitelson, an art movement called New Classicism, also known as Post Surrealism. It fused the fantastical style of Surrealism with the formal structure of Renaissance painting and made Surrealism "less weird."
Her painting was known for radiating a sense of calm and order, reflecting what she perceived as the laws of nature. She painted many landscapes, but always from memory because she hated painting outdoors. She once said: "The time I tried it, the wind blew, and everything fell over. It was a mess" (Los Angeles Times 4/99).
She was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1908, but she and her family moved to California when
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