Alberta Cifolelli (American, born 1931)

    ERRATUM: An Italian's American House
    Late 20th century
    Oil on canvas
    Signed lower right: Cifolelli
    48 x 48 inches (121.9 x 121.9 cm)

    'Painter, printmaker, professor', all may be used to describe Alberta Cifolelli. Perhaps her inclusion in the National Museum of Women in the Arts at Washington, DC best tells one just how important her work has been for decades. Her rich uses of texture and color, the use of slippery paint moving into thick brushstrokes as here in An Italian American's House, have resulted in her work being included in over 100 public collections.

    With over 50 one-woman shows, Alberta Cifolelli's work has been largely autobiographical, thematically floral and natural, with bright colors and femininity - a reflection of herself. "My work is more about seeing the 'hand' and how the piece was done," she says, reflecting her desire to enter into a dialog between the artist and the audience.

    True to her nature and intent, An Italian American's House was completed from an actual setting of the artist's home. Cifolelli gives the lake, flowers and sky a vague, soft look while the only fine lines appear at the rooftop of the house. The symmetry and depth are outstanding, creating a vibrant world for the viewer.

    Adelle M. Gallery, Dallas (1986)

    Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000.

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    October, 2007
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