This lovely still life is a fine example of Culin’s loose impressionist style. The painting is executed in a high-key palette of pastel blues, pinks, and greens, and the brushwork is comprised of short broken strokes of paint, in a technique that appears almost pointillist.
The work of American women artists has been historically under-recognized and undervalued. For reasons far too numerous to list here, the work of women artists like Culin has all but been forgotten. And yet she and her female colleagues as a group made a profound impact on the evolution of American art. We believe it’s time to know these women and add their work to collections. It’s not just a good value, it’s a fine American painting and proves a critical part of Avery Galleries’ mission statement: We buy great art not signatures.