Anna Walinska’s life and art spans the century of American modernism, paralleling the history of the New York School and the American Jewish experience. Known for her exhilarating joie de vivre, the irrepressible adventuress was born in London in 1906, moved to New York with her family in 1914, and by 1918 (at the young age of 12) had begun her education at the Art Students League.
Walinska created more than 2,000 works on canvas and works on paper over nine decades, with significant influences coming from her extended stays in Paris and Burma. Her body of work also includes several hundred works on the theme of the Holocaust and a series inspired by the 17th century Japanese erotic Shunga prints, which she began at the age of 76. Her work is found in numerous public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad. Since her death in 1997, her work has been showcased in a number of solo and group exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad.
LBR PR has worked closely with Walinska’s niece and conservator Rosina Rubin to help re-emerge Walinska’s work and tell her life story through media and influencer outreach. This includes promoting Walinska’s 2015 retrospective exhibition of Walinska’s Abstractions from the Fifties & Sixties at Lawrence Fine Art in Easthampton, NY and the acquisition of Anna Walinska’s Landscape, 1956, by the Denver Art Museum (DAM). Media placements included The New York Times Women in the World, The Art Newspaper as well as additional lifestyle and art-world press.
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