"THE GIFT" by CANADIAN ARTIST, RITA BRIANSKY : 1925 POLAND
This fine example from the original, by Ms. Briansky captures the very essence of the child. Finely executed it is charged with her incredible poetic sensitivity. Natural in it's form, amongst the swirls of paint we see a young girl unwrapping her "Gift" in a velvety softness of light and shade....light that is reflective, light that is absorbed, light that is charged with the child's thoughts as she opens her "Gift". I have no doubt that this magical moment actually occurred, for Ms. Briansky, sketched her friends and especially her daughters.. preferring to paint people she knew very well in order to interpret dreamy moods and the feelings that lie within them..
Biography: Born in Grajewa, Poland in 1925 , she arrived in Canada in 1929 and in her teens began studying with Jacques de Tonnacoeur at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art,and M Carpentier at The Ecole de Beaux Art in Montreal and with Jan Carbino and Louis Bosa at the Art Students' in New York.
Her large body of work has been seen at international Exhibitions in both solo and group venues in Montreal and through out Canada, Tokyo & Osaka, Japan, Vichy/Algiers, the UN, New York City and UNICEF International the UN, New York City
Image: approx.3 1/2/" x 2 1/2"
Frame: Custom Framing in Antiqued Silver painted wood frame 11"x 8"
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