Theresa Bernstein mixed media still life with red flowers.
Broad strong stokes and an exuberant immediacy give life to this almost abstract floral arrangement.
Image - 13" x 16 1/2".
With frame - 21 3/4" x 25 3/4".
Signed lower left.
In very good condition.
Bernstein, was born in Philadelphia on March 1, 1890 and lived to the age of 112.
She graduated from the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now the Moore College of Art and Design) in 1911.
Bernstein rounded out her art education at the Art Students League, where she studied with William Merritt Chase.
Her paintings are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, the Chicago Art Institute, the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Museum. She has had more than 40 solo exhibitions.
Although not a formal member of the Ashcan School, Bernstein shared with it a passion for modern subject matter, to which she added a radically expressive manner.