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JUNE WAYNE

Crystalline

JUNE WAYNE held the key to opening doors for ‘women in leadership’. She was bold, charismatic, brash, exciting, abrasive, loving, angry, intelligent and creative.

Yes! She revealed paths encouraging artists to explore “new” techniques, to stimulating creativity in many directions…. She was a ‘force of nature’ asserting, supporting, demystifying the latent power in feminine instinct and intellect. She also had acquaintances in the male dominated scientific and technological sectors who were challenged by the physical world. In the early 1950s, she and her friends at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory were exploring crystalline structure in science…and in art. There is such beauty in nature!

In her lithographs and paintings was evidence of this fascination….a breakthrough that described form cell by cell. At JPL the scientists manipulated physical elements; in JUNE WAYNE’s studio, she used the surface of the limestone to create forms for transfer to canvas and paper.

JUNE WAYNE At Last a Thousand III
At Last a Thousand III
JUNE WAYNE The Sanctified
The Sanctified
JUNE WAYNE The Dreamers
The Dreamers
JUNE WAYNE The Bride
The Bride
JUNE WAYNE The Advocate
The Advocate
JUNE WAYNE The Suitor
The Suitor

 


Photography

The Photograph…..what an exciting development in art techniques!
In the late 19th century, Alfred Stieglitz finally convinced us that ‘photography’ was a true art technique though Photography had already been part of the ‘language’ since the mid-1800s!
But Stieglitz pushed the envelope even further in linking the intaglio plate to the capture of a camera image….voila! the photogravure …and other nuances incorporating the camera captured image.
In this current gallery page we include a 1909 Camera Work #28, a complete issue that holds six images ‘shot’ by David Octavius Hill plus images by Paul Haviland, George Davison, Alvin Langdon Colburn and Marshall Kernochan from the mid-19th century… and continue our little ‘history’ with photographs from a broad view of the 20th century.

Hella Hammid’s “Roman Urchin” was one of the photographs she submitted for Edward Steichen’s “Family of Man”; Edmund Teske’s “Door in the Desert” reveals his penchant for creating almost-surreal compositions. Explore!

EDMUND TESKE Door in the Desert
EDMUND TESKE Door in the Desert
HELLA HAMMID Roman Urchin
HELLA HAMMID Roman Urchin

Camera Work

MARISA ROTH Dorothy Jeakins
MARISA ROTH Dorothy Jeakins
UNIDENTIFIED Sanskrit Reader
UNIDENTIFIED Sanskrit Reader

Drawings 2020

A drawing tells the plain truth. You can trust a drawing to reveal the artist’s thought processes. An artist envisions the basic structure of a composition.

Attributed to Fragonard, “Education of the Virgin ” is ‘finished’ and ‘says it all’ to me…as a ‘first idea’, this drawing can stand independently.

The drawing by Lorser Feitelson: Study for “Love, Eternal Recurrence” . is a preparatory drawing for a post-surrealist painting created in 1936 in the collection of the Phoenix Art Museum.

Frode Dann’s simple drawing of a Fluffy Cat is complete, as is Grace Clement’s “Architectural Elements”. While Dann depicts his cat without commentary, Grace Clement laid her paper on a corrugated cardboard to capture the texture of the cardboard to her direct drawing.

WILLIAM DOLE Via dello Studio
WILLIAM DOLE
Via dello Studio
FRODE NELLSON DANN Fluffy Cat
FRODE NELLSON DANN
Fluffy Cat
GRACE CLEMENTS Architectural Elements
GRACE CLEMENTS
Architectural Elements
JH FRAGONARD (ATTRIBUTED) Education of the Virgin Mary
JH FRAGONARD (ATTRIBUTED)
Education of the Virgin Mary
WILLIAM THEO BROWN Nanny and Child
WILLIAM THEO BROWN
Nanny and Child
LORSER FEITELSON Study for Love
LORSER FEITELSON
Study for Love

 


JUNE WAYNE

(1918, Chicago-2011, Los Angeles)

In 1960, June Wayne opened the Tamarind Lithography Workshop to train journeymen printers in assisting  artists in the lithography print technique.  She realized that the artists could apply their familiar tools (crayon, pencils, liquid pigments, charcoal, etc) to draw directly on the lithograph stone as if they were actually working directly on a piece of paper!   

JUNE WAYNE The Sanctified
The Sanctified
JUNE WAYNE The Witnesses I
The Witnesses I
JUNE WAYNE The Witnesses II
The Witnesses II
JUNE WAYNE Shine Here to us and thou art everywhere
Shine Here to Us and Thou Art Everywhere
JUNE WAYNE At Last a Thousand III
At Last a Thousand III
JUNE WAYNE Nevelson
Nevelson
June Wayne expanded the understanding of the symbiotic relationship of lithography, bringing renowned artists – Frank Stella, Richard Diebenkorn, etc. – to share her passion. Here are examples of Her artistry, before and after the founding of Tamarind!

Women Artists

Los Angeles, California 
I ‘ve been reading a couple of terrific books about women artists in New York of the 1930s to 1960s approximately: Avis Berman’s “Rebels on Eighth Street” and Mary Gabriel’s “Ninth Street Women”; both are so well written, engaging, colorful and informative! It is New York scene and ‘abstract expressionism’ it depth.   
 
I – on the hand – have a focus upon the female artists OFF the east coast and cite June Wayne, Dorr Bothwell, Ynez Johnston, Helen Lundeberg, Jay Rifkin, Claire Falkenstein, Mabel Alvarez, Lola Alvarez-Bravo, Ruth Asawa, alice Asmar, Amanda Blanco, Lette Valeska, Hella Hammid, Elizabeth Catlett, Grace Clements, Corita Kent, Luchita Hurtado, Esther Lewis, Emmy Lou Packard, Ruth Peabody, Mina Pulsifer, Betye Saar, Elise Seeds, Henrietta Shore, Miriam Slater, Bonnie Stone, Joyce Treiman, Muriel Tyler, Beth VanHoesen, Beatrice Wood, and there are many others with whom I’d have liked to have relations, but were already being well represented elsewhere.
 
ESTHER LEWIS I Remember the Beauty of your Youth
ESTHER LEWIS I Remember the Beauty of your Youth
GRACE CLEMENTS Architectural Elements
GRACE CLEMENTS Architectural Elements
EMMY LOU PACKARD Child with Cat
EMMY LOU PACKARD Child with Cat
MINA PULSIFER Homeward (Homeward Bound)
MINA PULSIFER Homeward (Homeward Bound)
LETTE VALESKA The Learner
LETTE VALESKA The Learner
HELEN LUNDEBERG The Edge
HELEN LUNDEBERG The Edge

 

MELTING POT of the Arts

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California presents a melting pot of the arts. A blending of influences pervades the studios, galleries and museums. We present works by artists of Latin America, of Asia, of Native America, of Israel, of the United States and of Europe.

MARIO AVATI Nature Morte a l'Estampe
MARIO AVATI
Nature Morte a l’Estampe
HANS BROSAMER The Lord's Prayer
HANS BROSAMER
The Lord’s Prayer
PABLO O'HIGGINS Birdcatcher (Chichiquilatero)
PABLO O’HIGGINS Birdcatcher (Chichiquilatero)
FRANCISCO TOLEDO Los Pollos
FRANCISCO TOLEDO Los Pollos
GEORGE HERMS Academic Collage : antifasciste
GEORGE HERMS Academic Collage : antifasciste
CHARLES CRODEL Bahnkurvebei-Probstzella
CHARLES CRODEL
Bahnkurvebei-Probstzella
EVERETT GEE JACKSON Seated Tarascan Woman with Cup
EVERETT GEE JACKSON Seated Tarascan Woman with Cup
Tyrus Wong Horse Looking Down
Tyrus Wong Horse Looking Down

SWEETEN YOUR LIFE

As my Gallery winds down, I find many fine pieces of art
that I’m now willing to make available.
I’ll continue to offer ‘treasures’ to sweeten your
home/office as these pieces have sweetened mine!

LORSER FEITELSON Girl Reading
Girl Reading
STANTON MACDONALD-WRIGHT Haiga Portfolio - #2 Basho:A cloud of Cherry Blossoms:A Temple Bell - is it from Ueno?
Haiga Portfolio – #2 Basho:A cloud of Cherry Blossoms:A Temple Bell – is it from Ueno?
JOHN ALTOON About Women
About Women
PHIL DIKE Balboa Harbor
Balboa Harbor
TYRUS WONG Horse Prancing
Horse Prancing
JOYCE WAHL TREIMAN Studio Ladder and Model
Studio Ladder and Model
HELEN LUNDEBERG Arches IV
Arches IV
MARY CORITA KENT Tomato
Tomato
JOHN PAUL JONES Blue Maze
Blue Maze
HERBERT BAYER Swirls (Seven Convolutions)
Swirls (Seven Convolutions)
OSKAR FISCHINGER Abstraction #17
Abstraction #17
"STANTON

AMARANTH ROSLYN EHRENHALT Are You
Are You

MEXICO – UNITED STATES
OUR NEIGHBORS – OURSELVES

So close…and yet there is a border and a language dividing us.
But, the border is porous and the language is a common one, used fluidly and flexibly throughout both countries.
EMBRACE THE ELEMENTS WE SHARE.

CELIA CALDERON Nina China
CELIA CALDERON
Nina China
FRANCISCO MORA Juan A. Mateos
FRANCISCO MORA
Juan A. Mateos
CARLOS GARCIA ESTRADA Bosque
CARLOS GARCIA ESTRADA
Bosque
JEAN CHARLOT Pilgrims
JEAN CHARLOT
Pilgrims

AMARANTH ROSLYN EHRENHALT
(b.1931)

AMARANTH ROSLYN EHRENHART Wend
Wend
AMARANTH ROSLYN EHRENHART Quagga
Quagga