Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Art Review - "The Flower Woman" by Felicie Waldo Howell - Telfair Museum, Savannah, Georgia

I love this painting by Felicie Waldo Howell. It's a simple scene, laid out in graphic blocks, and yet numerous elements are slightly askew, adding interest and whimsy. 
 
Notice the slight curve in the telephone pole near the street sign, and the wavy nature of the stairs on the left. The pinkish color of the architecture also adds to the storybook feel.

The painting was purchased in 1921 by the Telfair Museums in Savannah, Georgia, on the advice of their fine arts advisor, the great painter Gary Melchers. I can understand why he chose this piece.
 
"The Flower Woman" • Felicie Waldo Howell • 1921 • Oil on Composition Board • 13.5" x 11.5"

Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.

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