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Geraldine Heib

 (1912 - 1986)
Geraldine Naomi Heib was active/lived in California.  Geraldine Heib is known for Muralist.

Biography  
Geraldine Heib


Biography from the Archives of askART

Post War California artist, Jerry O'Day studied at the Cornish School of Fine Arts in Seattle; studied with Beniamino Bufano for two years. She lived in the artist's colony at the Cod fishery with artist David Lemon on Belvedere Island in the San Francisco Bay Area from 1942 - 1963.

Solo Exhibitions: City of Paris, Rotunda Gallery; Lucien Labaudt Gallery, 1963; Torrance Gallery, San Anselmo, 1955; Marin Art Gallery, Sausalito, 1956; Palace of The Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1962; East & West Gallery, Fillmore Street, San Francisco; Landmarks Gallery, Marin County, 1991.

Selected Group Exhibitions: 65th Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Association at the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1945; Fourth Winter Invitational, California Palace of The Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1963.

Source:
David J Carlson, Carlson Gallery, California. Carlson's specialty is Post-World War II California artists, and he is preparing a catalogue for a 2004 traveling exhibition of these artists to several California museums.


Biography from the Archives of askART
Born in Oakland, CA on June 17, 1912. Geraldine Heib assumed the name Jerry O'Day at an early age. She grew up in Washington and studied in Seattle at the Cornish School of Fine Arts. Upon moving to the San Francisco Bay area in 1938, she further studied with Bufano as a muralist for two years. She wed sculptor David Lemon and had a gallery in a converted codfishery in Belvedere from 1942 until 1963. At that time the couple moved to a houseboat in Sausalito where she remained until her demise on March 30, 1986. Exh: San Francisco Art Association, 1941; CPLH, 1962.

Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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About  Geraldine Heib

Born:  1912 - Oakland, California
Died:   1986 - Sausalito, California
Known for:  Muralist