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Subway Construction #3
- Jan Gelb
Orange County Courthouse
About the Artwork
This lithograph, measuring approximately 12 x 9.25 inches, is located in the north hallway on the third floor.
About the Artist
Jan Gelb’s brother Lester wrote that “Jan was never a passive female”. Indeed. By age 22, she was the first woman to graduate with honors from the Yale University Fine Arts Program, went on to study at the Art Students League in New York City, and in 1936 moved to Provincetown where she would eventually bring Boris Margo in 1940. The vital artistic couple threw many parties for their fellow artists and friends, and “with, Boris, she was in a partnership where two artists spurred and inspired one another towards heights of creative ecstasy and agony in communicating the beauty, grandeur and the awesome reality of the power of nature contrasted with the fairly of humanity.” Lester later wrote. Eventually the couple settled in an isolated beach location where Jan Gelb found great inspiration.
Did you know?
Hughlette "Tex" Wheeler left Christmas, FL to became one of the most renowned equine sculptors in the early 20th Century with public sculptures of Sea Buisquit and of Will Roger's Horse. He died back in Christmas, FL.
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