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Catalog Number 1987.042.001
Description Windy Dawn by Helen Graff. Oil on canvas mounted inside a dark brown stained wooden frame with a wide white linen cloth inner border. Engraved brass plaque mounted to frame bottom over white linen reads, "FRED GELLERT FOUNDATION / COLLECTION OF SAN MATEO COUNTY SCENES / HELEN GRAFF / WINDY DAWN / PRESENTED BY ART-RISE 1986." Image depicts six trees whose trunks and branches tilted at an angle to the right. Foliage is abstract in greens, yellows and pinks. There is grassy-like shrubbery at base of trees and sky is painted in pinks, yellows and blues.
Object Name Painting
Collection 3D - Art
Title Windy Dawn by Helen Graff
Date n.d.
Creator Graff, Helen
Role Artist
Inscription Text "Helen Graff" (artist's signature front lower right corner); (see description for plaque inscription); "as YOU LIKE IT / custom Framing / 873-8003 / 606 San Mateo Ave. / San Bruno CALIF." (gold sticker on back of frame)
Provenance Part of the Fred Gellert Foundation Collection.
Dimensions H-29.75 W-25.875 D-1.875 inches
Dimension Details frame; 23.375 x 19.25 (image)
Medium Oil Paint
Search Terms Graff, Helen
Oil Painting
Art Rise
Fred Gellert Foundation
Subjects Oil paintings
People Graff, Helen