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.
was born Eileen Cummings. She attended art school in Detroit in the
1920s where she met her future husband, Arthur Basté. Arthur was also
an artist that specialized in metal and woodwork done in the Arts and
Crafts and Spanish Revival styles (exquisite trunks, architectural
candlesticks, etc.). Arthur also had an interest in jewelry making and
Eileen was interested in fashion illustrating. They would collaborate
on the jewelry making with Eileen creating the designs and Arthur
making the pieces. They both had a love for Steuben hand-blown glass
and Eileen painted several small still life’s of Steuben pieces.
Arthur and Eileen had two sons, Michael and
Louis - both born in the 1930's. They lived at University Place in
Detroit, Michigan from roughly 1936 until at least into the 1960's.
After that time they moved West and eventually landed in Vacaville,
California, East of San Francisco. Arthur died in the 1970s. Eileen
died in 2006. This
collection features the work of Eileen done primarily in 1920s and
1930s while studying fine art. Images feature friends such as Douglass
Eliott, Florence Hill and Jimmy Hugh.