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Winter Southern Estates and Collections: Session I

Tue, Feb 13, 2024 10:00AM EST
  • Collection of Esther Shaver, Beaufort, SC
Lot 265

Beki Leopold Petras, On the Rocks, Mixed Media

Estimate: $100 - $200
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Property from the Collection of Esther Shaver, Beaufort, SC


Beki Leopold Petras (GA/NY, 1928-2016), On the Rocks, Mixed Media, mixed media collage with rocks, shells, sand, wood, paper and paint on board, titled on verso, with artist's name on back of frame, with wood surround and in a silvered wood frame. Frame size: 18 1/4 in. x 35 1/2 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’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’s employment (US ambassador and dept. of Labor), Egypt, Greece, Turkey, Hong Kong, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, and Georgia. Her painting’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, 10 in. x Width: 27 1/4 in.


Good condition, light wear to frame.

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