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Dancing Woman (The 5 Patty's)
1979 Ink Wash Figure



Laura Lengyel

Entitled Dancing Woman (The 5 Patty's) this 1979 ink wash figure drawing is by Bay Area painter and sculptor Laura Lengyel (1946-2023). She studied at Oakland's Mills College and later moved to Mendocino. From 1968-1973, Lengyel operated Gallery West, Mendocino's first art gallery. Lengyel continued her education at Humboldt State University, CCAC, Mendocino Art Center, and College of the Redwoods. In 1980, Lengyel organized The Artist Models Association, which trained artist models and managed their job bookings. From 1979 to 1980, Lengyel apprenticed with sculptor Spero Anargyros in his San Francisco studio.

Ink Wash on Paper
24.5"x31" framed, 21"x26" unframed

Signed and dated lower right. Framed in a contemporary wood frame with dark charcoal sides and a warm silver face with distressed black details using archival matting behind conservation clear glass. Good vintage condition, some rippling on paper.