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Beatrice Mandelman, Black Forms

Torn paper forms are collaged on a painted background. On the left are green and red forms. The right forms are dark. The background is in blue, black and brown. A few torn paper pieces have words in English or Spanish. This abstract work is balanced, dark, and perhaps political

Beatrice Mandelman
Born on December 31, 1912 in Newark, New Jersey, from an early age Beatrice Mandelman was determined to be an artist. At age 12, she began taking classes at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art. In the 1930s, she attended Rutgers University, the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art and the Art Students League in New York City.
Black Forms, c. 1960
collage painting
H 12"x W 35 1/2"
Gift of Gus Foster