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Helena Willi “Autumn”, Expressionist Flora Oil Painting, c. 1960



A circa 1960 expressionist flora motif framed oil painting on panel titled “Autumn” by San Francisco Bay Area artist Helena Willi. Thick impasto explosion of fireworks-like leaves in classic fall colors of yellow, olive green, orange, and brick red. Painted on the back of a masonite panel that adds subtle additional texture to the background. Signed at lower left. In original dark brown oak frame with ecru linen mat. Artist’s business card with handwritten title is stapled to the back, with a phone number that dates it as being from no later than the early 1960s. Sight is H 29.5 in. x W 14.5 in. Overall dimensions are listed below.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 33.5 in. (85.09 cm)Width: 18.5 in. (46.99 cm)Depth: 1.75 in. (4.45 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1960
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Art is in great vintage condition. Frame in similarly great shape with a couple tiny marks. Mat with a bit of light discoloration along bottom edge and water spots at left side and bottom right corner.
  • Seller Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU955020397222

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    Ships From: San Francisco, CA
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