Entitled Great Enemy Bird, this 1963 surreal oil on canvas scene is by Mid Century Surrealist, Diana Ferlini Duncan (1911-1983). Born in Switzerland of Italian parents she She immigrated to the US as a child, later moving to Hollywood where she began a serious pursuit of painting as an adult. Like many of the female Surrealists post WWII, Ferlini’s themes include: a feminine perspective on the Nuclear Family; the isolation of the new American home; the objectification of the female body; and left-leaning points of view on war, immigration and social issues.
August 1, 1963 Oil on Canvas 22.5"x26.5" framed, 17"x20" unframed
Signed upper right, dated on the back. Framed in a restored vintage wood frame with an aged gold finish, carved details and natural patina. Frame has been cut down to fit the piece. Excellent vintage condition.