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Fri, May 26, 2023 02:00PM EDT - Thu, Jun 1, 2023 02:00PM EDT
Lot 47

Margaret Held: Fear in the Forest

Estimate: $300 - $400

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Margaret Held (Hungary, 1933-2016): Fear in the Forest, 1995. Acrylic on paper. Signed below and signed, dated, and titled verso, framed.

Margaret Held came to the United States in 1956, escaping after the suppression of the Hungarian Revolution. While raising a family of two boys with her husband, Joseph, she attended the Arts Student's League in New York City for seven years, studying under the directions of instructors named Foster, Luckach and Levy.
Margaret had wide-ranging artistic interests. Accordingly, her paintings include landscapes, nature, line drawings, contemporary themes, and human life and figures inspired by family experiences and her life in the Unites States and Europe. Her own words describe her artist's philosophy the best: "When I create, I am my own art critic and each painting is an emotional journey. I judge a painting to be finished only when I can look upon it with a feeling of pure satisfaction."
Her fine art has been shown at: Guild of Create Arts, Shrewsbury Art Association, NJ; Trenton State Museum, Lincroft, NJ; Gallery 100, Princeton, NJ; Princeton Art Association Gallery, Princeton, NJ; Rutgers University Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ; Hadley Gallery, NJ; Watercolor Society, Bernardsville, NJ; McCarter Theater Gallery, Princeton, NJ; Somerset Art Association, Bernardsville, NJ; Hunterdon Art Center, Old Mill Gallery, Hunterdon, NJ; St. John's Church Gallery, Newark, NJ; South Yarmouth Public Library, South Yarmouth, MA.

31.75 x 25.75 inches framed; 28 x 22 inches paper.

Private collection, New England, USA.

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