Helen LaFrance Paintings, 3 Roosters
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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: Pre 2000: item # 1210500
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Shelton Gallery and Fine Silver
5133 Harding Road B-10-PMB-392
Nashville, TN 37205
$10,500.00 (all three)
|Helen LaFrance painted these brilliant proud roosters with oil on canvas. The grand farm animal and his colourful feathers are stricking. Helen LaFrance is a self-taught black artist who was born in 1919 Western Kentucky. Her specialty is memory paintings of the disappearing lifestyle of the rural South, although she has painted religious themes and floral studies, usually in oil on canvas. She has painted since she was a small child, always following her mother's wisdom to "paint what you know." Not limited to two-dimensional media, she used to carve wooden animal sculptures and dolls and made wonderful quilts in addition to her memory paintings. LaFrance's work is held in many private collections, including Bryant Gumble and contemporary artist Red Grooms, and museums throughout the United States. She is featured in a chapter of Kathy Moses' definitive reference book, "Outsider Art of the South", published by Schiffer Ltd. Dimensions 37 x 21 inches. Frames 25 x 19 inches. Unframed (1) 25 x 19 inches. Framed 24 x 18 inches (2) These paintings also has a full page illustration on page 63 of "Helen LaFrance: Folk Art Memories" by Kathy Moses with Bruce Shelton; with over 200 photos, it is also available through Shelton Gallery for $45 shipped.|