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Harriet FeBland: Catalog of Works and Images

FeBland, Harriet

Celebrating four decades and 55 solo exhibitions, FeBland exhibits world wide in major invitationals. 10 museum collections include Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institute; State of Hawaii "Art In Public Places" and Grounds For Sculpture Museum, etc. She is past President of both NY Artist Equity and American Society Of Contemporary Artists and served as Secretary for the American Art Committee at the United Nations from 1978-81. Born and educated in N.Y. she later lived abroad in England and France for 11 years. The Harriet FeBland Art Workshop was founded upon her return where for 30 years she taught advanced painting and construction sculpture.
A New York Native, she was born and educated in NYC. (Pratt Institute, N.Y. University) and left to live abroad to continue her studies independently. She remained in England and France for 11 years where she actively participated in European art circles gaining an international reputation early in her career. Her works were exhibited at the Alwyn Gallery and Drian Galleries in London and the Musee d'Art Moderne, Paris. In England she married and had two sons, eventually returning to the U.S. to teach at New York University and elsewhere.

In 1962 she founded the Harriet FeBland Art Workshop in New York City and Westchester County, N.Y.S. presenting master classes in construction and painting. This continued until 1993 with invitations to give workshops at Bennington College; College of New Rochelle; Chelsea School of Art, London University UK; Iona College and elsewhere around the Country.
While gaining a reputation as an innovative constructionist-sculptor/painter FeBland was featured in museum and gallery exhibitions with Joseph Cornell (exhibiting boxes); with Hans Vans de Bovendkamp (monumental sculptures); with Marisol, showing major constructions; and Louise Nevelson, exhibiting FeBland wall-relief constructions, and with other artists of comparable stature.
The Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology credits her as one of several artists who introduced plastics and electricity as an art form and notes she coined the term "constructions" at the start of her
career to describe her style of sculpture/painting which has now become an established part of the art lexicon.

Always concerned with artist's affairs, the artist is past President of New York Artists Equity Association and a three time elected President of the American Society of Contemporary Artists (ASCA) where she is now President-
emeritus. She has also served as Secretary for the American Art Committee, United Nations 1978-81 and lives and works in New York City. During 2009 she received the outstanding achievement award from the Agnes K.
Haverly Foundation which included the special digitally restored film "Harriet FeBland" they produced and sponsored for TV in 1983. It included a full color brochure of her recent work they then redistributed to museums
throughout the U.S.

FeBland's art can be seen in numerous major collections and 8 museums both here and abroad including: State of Hawaii "Art In Public Places" Hilo HW; John Kluge Art Collection, CA; Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.; Grounds For Sculpture Museum, Hamilton N.J.; Art Center, New School For Social Research, NYC; Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio; Agnes K. Haverly Foundation ,FL; and public and private collections.
In 2015 "ArtCart the Legacy" chose her as one of 10 NY artists to permanently archive her art career, history and work in great detail at Columbia University Archives New York for future historians.

For more information see: Who's Who in American Art; Who's Who In The World; Who's Who In America;
Archives of American Art: Smithsonian Institute; and other bibliographies.

Types of work include: box constructions, sculpture, drawings, fiber art. graphics, paintings, totems, wall constructions.


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