Theme/Style Figurative art, landscapes, still lifes, portraits
Media Oils, acrylics, drawings
Artistic Focus A pupil of Otis Oldfield, a master of the urban landscape and portraiture genres, Helen Clark Oldfield developed a unique palette and approach to her modernist subjects. Her still lifes combined deep, rich colors with diffused detail, giving the viewer a sense of mystery. Her portraits and landscapes drew upon a similar palette and are rich in color and have an uncommon depth.
• Born Helen Clark in Santa Rosa, California, Helen Clark Oldfield first studied art at the California College of Arts and Crafts
in Oakland and later at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco,
where she was a pupil of Otis Oldfield. They were married in 1926.
The Gallery proudly represents the Estate of Helen Clark Oldfield.
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