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Family with Newborn
1954 Oil



Diana Ferlini

This 1954 oil on canvas board scene is by Mid Century Surrealist, Diana Ferlini Duncan (1911-1983). Born in Switzerland of Italian parents 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.

Oil on Canvas Board
12"x14" framed, 7.25"x9.5" unframed 

Framed in the original artist-selected wide-faced wood frame with a black finish. Excellent vintage condition.