Juliet Holland Signed 2004 “Summer Sound 2” Mixed Media Painting
A mixed media painting titled Summer Sound 2 by American artist Juliet Holland (1937-2017). Signed, dated, and titled verso, this piece is comprised of paper mounted to canvas. Expressive black brushstrokes contrast against a white background on the lower portion of the composition. Pops of pink are blended into the white background. A thick black brushstroke divides the upper and lower sections of the work. The upper section has a light blue background with darker blue accents. A rust-colored spot is on the lower left corner.
Born in Wellesley Hills and Duxbury, Massachusetts, Juliet Holland (1937-2017) moved on from her life as a suburban wife, mother, and social hostess and began her art practice in the 1960s. Holland’s adult life was spent between two chosen homes; for more than 35 years, she lived between an apartment at Bleeker and Broadway in New York City and a tiny fisherman’s cottage in Saugatuck Shores, Connecticut. Her technique mirrored her dual landscapes and incorporated rich layers of sand, paints, clay, powders, metallics, and natural elements, which were built up, then scratched and scraped back down, creating layers — evoking time.
Holland showed in over one hundred one-person and group exhibitions between 1981 and 2018. Her work is held in museums such as the San Antonio Museum of Modern Art, Reading Public Museum, as well as a number of corporate and private collections. Holland was a co-founder of Art Bridge, a program that established an artist exchange between Japan and the United States for twelve years. In addition to being an artist and businesswoman, she worked as a curator of several exhibitions and was on the board of directors of Lamia Ink!, a non-profit organization dedicated to the arts.
7.25” W x 5” H x 0.75” D.
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