(American, born 1941)
Acrylic on Canvas
47 x 53 Inches
Signed Verso, "Margit Omar"
Titled, Verso, "Agua Pacifica" and Dated 1980
Previously with: Grapestake Gallery, San Francisco, California (label verso).
Born in Berlin, Margit Omar moved to the USA at the age of eleven. She first studied art at the University of Colorado at Boulder and, subsequently, at the University of North Dakota with the figurative painter, Robert Nelson. She later studied under Ray Yoshida at the Art Institute of Chicago before returning to the University of Colorado to complete her MFA in 1971. In 1977, Omar won the LACMA Young Talent Award and the museum purchased the first of her paintings now in its collection. Over the course of a long career, she has exhibited widely and with success, both at solo and group shows, including for the Fellows of Contemporary Art (1985) with Richard Diebenkorn and Ed Moses. For over forty years, Margit Omar also taught drawing and painting at the University of Southern California. Her work is held in the permanent collections of national museums including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Nomad, 1977; California Suite; Adelanto) and the Museum of Contemporary Art (The High Desert Series, Joshua, 1977; Sometimes In Our Dreams We See Too Clearly, 1983).
We are pleased to offer an elegant and substantial work by this California Abstractionist.
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