Property from the Collection of Esther Shaver, Beaufort, SC
Beki Leopold Petras, (GA/NY, 1928-2016) Grand Opera, Acrylic and Collage on Canvas, signed lower right, abstract in tones of purple, pink and gold, in a giltwood frame, artist info on stretcher. Frame size: 12 7/8 in. x 28 7/8 in.
Beki Petras was born in Savannah, Georgia, to Greek immigrants, Peter and Marika Leopold. They lived above the ice cream store they owned and operated along with her two uncles; George and Basil. The store, Leopold√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s Ice Cream, was opened in 1919, is still in operation, and considered a Savannah tradition by locals and tourists alike. She met and married her husband at the University of Georgia; they traveled and lived abroad and throughout the states for her husband√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s employment (US ambassador and dept. of Labor), Egypt, Greece, Turkey, Hong Kong, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, and Georgia. Her painting√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s motifs reflect her many years abroad. Beki graduated from UGA with a BFA degree and continued her training at the Arts Student League in NY.
Measurements: Height: by sight, 12 in. x Width: 28 in.
Good condition, some rubbing to edges from frame. Light wear to frame.Notice to bidders:
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