Helen Gerardia, ca. 1956, photographed by Oliver Baker
|Died||1988 (aged 84–85)|
Helen Gerardia (1903-1988) was a Russian-born American painter.
Early life and education
Gerardia was a member of the Vectors artist group. From 1967 until 1969, she was president of the American Society of Contemporary Artists. She exhibited her work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where her work was described as showing "good arrangement," and being "visually pleasing." She was called an "industrous artist," by one critic.
Later life and legacy
She died in 1988.
She was primarily a painter, and participated in the Abstract expressionist movement early in her career while studying under Hans Hoffman. In the early 1950s, she leaned more towards the Cubism movement. Gerardia used geometric shapes in much of her work and used the colors black and white primarily. She started incorporating more color into her paintings starting in 1959, including lavendar, which renders heavily into her works of the early 1960s. She emphasized negative space frequently in her work, which was featured prominently due to her choice use of color.
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