EDNA ANDRADE | Earth Day

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Locks Gallery
EDNA ANDRADE
Earth Day, 1970
Acrylic on canvas
Initialed lower left corner in oil
60 x 60 x 1.25 in.

$70,000

PROVENANCE
The artist
The Estate of Edna Andrade

EXHIBITED
Philadelphia, Marian Locks Gallery, Edna Andrade, May 1 - 31, 1974.
Philadelphia, Locks Gallery, 1968, May 7 - June 2010.
Philadelphia, Locks Gallery, Edna Andrade: Symmetries, February 3 - March 18, 2017.

LITERATURE
Balken, Debra Bricker and Joe Houston. Edna Andrade, 2015 Locks Art Publications and the University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, illus. plate 7.

BIOGRAPHY
Edna Andrade (1917-2008) lived and worked in Philadelphia for the majority of her career after first moving to the city to attend the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Renowned for her challenging optical and hard-edged abstract paintings, the artist had a significant influence on the Philadelphia art scene for over forty years. Characterized by pulsating patterns, vivid colors, and a visual immediacy that surpasses narrative meaning, her work explores symmetry and rhythm through geometric design and structures inspired by nature.

Andrade was the focus of two major retrospectives during her lifetime: in 1993, at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and in 2003, at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. She was included in the Op Art publication by Joe Houston, Optic Nerve: Perceptual Art of the 1960s, in 2007. The artist’s work is in numerous museums throughout the U.S. including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Dallas Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Baltimore Art Museum.

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