Nava Grunfeld (Sweden) still life watercolor; signed to lower left and labeled verso; measures approximately 49" x 37-3/8" with frame and has a sight image of approximately 41-1/2" x 29-3/8"; in good overall condition.
Nava Grunfeld was born in Sweden and spent her childhood years in Israel. She came to New York City at the age of ten and later began her art training in Manhattan where she attended the High School of Art and Design. This was followed by a degree in graphic design from the Fashion Institute of Technology also in New York City. After a brief career as a graphic designer, she moved to Philadelphia to attend the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts where she devoted herself to drawing and painting from the figure. There she received her BFA degree and won numerous awards. In 1981 after relocating to Western Massachusetts she received her master of arts degree from Smith College. Nava Grunfeld is best known for her over-sized, color saturated, watercolor paintings. Her academic training combined with her experience as a graphic designer resulted in a unique approach to painting the still life. "I see the objects I paint as merely abstract shapes of pattern and color that just happen to be fruit, flowers and everyday still life objects". Her work is influenced by her travels and her love of color and pattern.