An American Art Deco Painting of Polar Bears

This is a gouache on paper by the American woman artist Frida Lewis (1913-1999) who was painting as Frida Lundell before she married. It came from her estate as part of a large group of watercolors. This work probably was done during the 1930's and shows two polar bears standing on an ice flow looking out at a stylized depiction of the sun or possibly the Northern lights. Lundell painted it in vivid colors that are not realistic but have a stunning graphic quality. She signed it "Lundell" in watercolor on the reverse side of the watercolor. We matted it and mounted it in a new frame in the style of a late arts and crafts frames.

Frida (Lundell) Lewis studied at the National Art Club. She exhibited there and at the Woodstock Artist Association, where she was a member. She died in Woodstock, New York in 1999. She worked almost exclusively in watercolor and gouache. He later subjects were figurative pieces, still life pictures and landscape.

Measurements are: watercolor, 7 inches x 11 inches; frame, outer dimensions, 18 3/4 inches x 22 3/4 inches.

Condition is very good.

This is an eccentric Art Deco period design done in outrageous colors and depicting a sympathetic and timely subject.

Item ID: JT84

$225 USD

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