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.
Helen Breger was a widely exhibited Bay Area artist and teacher whose fashion illustrations appeared in The Chronicle in the 1950s and whose work lives in many private and museum collections. Before her retirement, she had a long and distinguished teaching career at California College of Arts and Crafts as well as the University of California at Berkeley.
Born in Vienna, she was educated at the Arts Students League in New York, The San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State University and California College of Arts and Crafts (MFA). She was a fellow at Mac Dowell Colony in Peterborough, NH, and in recent years studied bronze casting in Italy. Her main Concentration was in the field of drawing, graphics, fine art prints and various aspects of design. While studying at the Art Students League in New York City, she was freelancing as an illustrator.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle, Washington Achenback Foundation, San Francisco, California State Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
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