Stunning chalk, conte and pastel painting illustration of two nude women by Diane Knopf. After reading her biography The Artist Who Her Life by Diane Knopf-Sena I believe that this is a portrait of her battle with cancer. Since 2010 she has been cancer free and celebrating her life in a book of art. One woman is voluptuous and curvy. The other nude woman is slim but curvy. Rich purple, lavender and skin tone with black accents. The art book and history of her life and struggle with cancer is quite amazing - http://www.artbyknopf.com/book.html - More vintage and antique Paintings and Illustrations
Diane Knopf is an established artist in the Bay Area, previously from Los Angeles. Her work had been sold throughout the states, in Canada and Europe. She is a figurative artist and has been painting since 1962. She studied at: the California Institute of Arts, the University of California Los Angeles, the Art Center College of Design, and the Otis Art Institute. Exhibitions and awards include Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Municipal Gallery of LA, University of San Francisco., Rutberg Gallery, LA., Collectors Choice, Laguna., Barnsdal Gallery, LA., Catchpenny Gallery., LA., Toluca Lake Gallery., LA., Festival of the Arts, Laguna Beach, "Best of Show", and Sonoma County Art Festival. - extracted from her website
CONDITION: Excellent no damage or repairs.
SIZE: 24 x 18 and will be shipped in a very sturdy tube - rolled.
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