Theme/Style American Magic Realism, Regionalism, Surrealism, still lifes, portraits
Media Oils, murals, sculpture
Artistic Focus Using a sophisticated glazing technique reminiscent of van Eyck and other Renaissance painters, Edna Reindel created still life compositions with a sense of three-dimensionality and a heightened focus. Her precise style and deft handling of the brush, combined with the use of clear, rich color and concise form, produced works known for their impressive clarity and level of detail. A major force in American Magic Realism, Reindel's paintings often featured an unconventional cropping of space, a trademark of the hyper-realistic style in which she worked, and an unusual visual perspective contributed to a mysterious psychological dynamic in her work.
• Reindel studied art at the Pratt Institute in
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