Mandala #1, 1980, Sugar Lift Eching, 35″ x 23″

Claire Falkenstein

(1908–1977) Born in Coos Bay (North Bend), Oregon, Falkenstein attended  the University of California, Berkeley, studying Art, Anthropology and Philosophy. Falkenstein studied with Alexander Archipenko and collaborated with architects, engineers and craftsmen. Falkenstein worked in San Francisco until 1950. She exhibited throughout America and several times in Paris during the decade from 1940 to 1950. In 1950 moved to Paris as a center for work, exhibited in both solo and group shows throughout Europe and occasionally in America and Japan.

Selected Collections:
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
Harvard University Art Museums, Boston, MA
USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angelos, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Tate Gallery, London, England
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts
Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana