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Frances Kornbluth

Overview: Four Decades
Paintings & Constructions
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The works in Overview, ranging from the late 1950s to the present, are the highlights of a vast body of work on paper and in various media, representing the artist's life-long search for meaning and order through imagination and the act of creation. The natural environment is the primary source of Frances Kornbluth's inspiration, particularly that of northeastern Connecticut and Monhegan Island in Maine, where she has summered for the last forty years. The rich stimulation of these locales has moved here beyound "scenery", to the discovery of metaphor in the landscape and order in life's experiences. Ms. Kornbluth's work was recently described as capturing "the joy and wonder of nature, the change of seasons, and the artist's moods and memories. The gentle humor and sharp observation may remind viewers of ... Paul Klee's work, but the vocabulary and feeling ... are completely her own."

Frances Kornbluth is a graduate of Brooklyn College, the Brooklyn Museum of Art School, and the Pratt Institute. Her work has been exhibited extensively in New York and New England and is represented in many public and private collections, both in the United States and abroad.

Babbidge Library, Level I

Lobster Cove Suite #2

Selected Works                   Artist's Statement