Lost Art Salon is a San Francisco-based gallery that specializes in the rediscovery of historically significant artists and the curation of fine art collections reflecting the major styles and movements of the Modern Era. Open to the public, the gallerys showroom offers over 5,000 paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and objects from the late 19th Century through the present, with a strong emphasis on 20th Century Modernism.
Celia B. Michelena was born on April 9, 1910 and passed on August 17, 2006 in Oakland California. Born in Mexico, Celia moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1920s where she met her husband from Spain and had two children. She resided in Emeryville California. Celia Michelena was a very active painter in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, participating in many Bay Area shows and art clubs. She exhibited at the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in Golden Gate Park and was a member of the Society of Western Artists. Her preferred subjects were portraitures, nudes, still lifes, and coastal scenes.