Juliet Holland 2008 Signed “Nami 38” Mixed Media Painting and Collage on Canvas


A 2008 mixed media painting and collage on canvas titled, Nami 38 by American artist Juliet Holland (1937-2017). Sand, cardboard and adhesive are layered over gray and white paint. The center third of the composition is richly textured and dense, while the bottom third features an open rust colored circle. The work is dimensional and evocative, yet grounded in its neutral color palette. The canvas is dated, titled, and signed verso. 

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.



8" x 8" x 1.5". 

Condition notes:

Craquelure present. Intentional distressing throughout with scratches and wear on the canvas.

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