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 Florence Kreps Wroldsen  (1907 - 2000)

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Lived/Active: New York/Florida      Known for: contemporary realist figure, florals

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
The following, submitted March 2005, is from Barbara Wroldsen Kuchinsky, daughter of the artist.


FLORENCE KREPS WROLDSEN
June 17, 1907 - September 9, 2000

QUOTES ABOUT ARTIST

"Florence Wroldsen's paintings for the most part are done with a cool palette and have a sense of quiet thoughtfulness about them. Painting of 'A Young Girl' epitomizes this quality of depth which the artist captures so well." (Betsy Polier, "The New York East", New York City)

"Florence Wroldsen se complait dans une poetique Grisalle." (Ande Francois, New York City)

"An exhibit of Florence Wroldsen's vibrant watercolors and pensive oil paintings will be on display at the Morton Plant Hospital through June 25. A contemporary realist, the show includes flower studies in water color and such prize winning oil paintings as 'Back Stage Exit' - 'Fair Lady With A Raven' and 'Girl With A Dove.' The 40 works in the show are on display in the Hospital Art Galleries." ("St. Petersburg Times", Tuesday, June 13, 1978)

"Florence Wroldsen has a long and impressive list of exhibitions and awards from the New York City area. She is a life member of both the Art Students League and the National Art League. Florence has chose an essentially feminine world and a feeling of contemplation permeates her paintings of women - young ladies of composed manner and dignity of bearing. Subject, color, and composition unite in studies that make ordinary scenes memorable. Her watercolors show an interesting preoccupation with emotive values of flower painting, and landscapes are done with a cool pallette and gentling touch. Florence works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and collage." (Marilyn McClurg, Artist Market Gallery, Clearwater, Florida, 1983)


AWARDS/HONORS

Silver Medal . . . . . . . The National League of Pen Women 1969
First National Bank, New York City
First Oil . . . . . . . . . . . Guild Hall - Museum Exhibition 1969
East Hampton, Long Island, New York
First Oil . . . . . . . . . . . The National League of Pen Women 1974
State of New York Biennial
Lever House, New York City
Second Oil . . . . . . .. . The National League of Pen Women 1969
Leslie Fleigel Gallery, New York City
Second Oil . . . . . . .. . The National League of Pen Women 1970
Union Carbide Building, New York City
Second Oil . . . . . . .. . Florida Gulf Coast Art Center
Honorable Mention. . . Florida Gulf Coast Art Center

SELECTED ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS (partial listing)

Largo Library - Largo, Florida 1978 - 79
Gulf Beaches Library - Madiera Beach, Florida 1978
Morton Plant Hospital Art Galleries (40 paintings one-man show) - Clearwater, Florida 1978
Bayside Yacht Club - Bayside, New York 1974
Douglaston Yacht Club - Douglaston, New York 1974
Adelaide Ungerland Gallery - New York City 1970
Ligoa Duncan Gallery - New York City 1967

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (partial listing)

Artist Market Gallery, Clearwater, Florida 1983
Carlouel Yacht Club - Clearwater, Florida 1980
Florida Gulf Coast Art Center 1978
Art Students League - Special Exhibitions - New York City 1976
A&S and National Art League Galleries - Lever House, New York City 1974
Art Students League - Special Exhibitions - Bacardi Gallery, Miami, Florida 1974
The National League of American Pen Women (Traveling U.S.A. Slide Show) 1974
L. Kottler Gallery (three-man show) - New York City 1970
Guild Hall, Museum Section - East Hampton, Long Island, New York 1969 - 1972
Leslie Fleigel Gallery - New York City 1968
New York World's Fair - New York City 1968
Pen and Brush Club - New York City 1968
American Professional League - Island Art Gallery, Monteo, North Carolina 1967
Knickerbocker Art Club - New York City 1967
Parish Art Museum - Southampton, Long Island, New York 1967


CHRONOLOGICAL LISTING OF EXHIBITIONS
Parrish Museum- Southampton, Long Island, New York 1967
Knickerbocker Art Club - New York City 1967
Ligoa Duncan Gallery (one-man show) -New York City 1967
American Professional League - Island Art Gallery, Monteo, North Carolina 1967
Pen and Brush Club - New York City 1968
Leslie Fleigel Gallery - New York City 1968
New York World's Fair - New York City 1968
Guild Hall, Museum Section - East Hampton, Long Island, New York 1969-1972
Adelaide Ungerland Gallery (one-man show) New York City 1970
L. Kottler Gallery (three- man show) New York City 1970
A&S and National Art League Galleries- Lever House, New York City 1974
Art Students League- Special Exhibitions- Bacardi Gallery, Miami, Florida 1974
The National League of American Pen Women (Traveling U.S.A. Slide show) 1974
Douglaston Yacht Club (one - man show) - Douglaston, New York 1974
Bayside Yacht Club (one - man show) - Bayside, New York 1974
Art Students League - Special Exhibitions- New York City 1976
Florida Gulf Coast Art Center 1978
Morton Plant Hospital Art Galleries (40 paintings one-man show) 1978
Gulf Beaches Library (one-man show)- Madiera Beach, Florida 1978
Largo Library (one-man show) - Largo, Florida 1978-79
Carlouel Yacht Club - Clearwater, Florida 1980
Artist Market Gallery, Clearwater, Florida 1980-1983














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