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.
Clues throughout the Adler portfolio indicate that she was an art student at U.C. Berkeley in the late 1950s - early 1960s. Though we know very little about Adler herself, these charcoal works show a young talent boldly experimenting with the various influences of modernism and the creative pioneers of the era such as, Modigliani, Picasso and Charles and Ray Eames.
Modernism is a term used to describe the style and theory of art from the period beginning in the late 19th century and lasting into the mid 20th century. The modernist movement is characterized by a departure from an emphasis on literal representation. With the invention of photography, the realistic approach to painting and sculpture became unnecessary, and artists began searching for new ways of visualizing and thinking about the nature, materials, and function of art. Modernism rejected tradition and advocated a return to the basic fundamentals of art. Artists such as Alder embraced their newfound freedom of expression, experimentation and radicalism.