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Helen La France (American/Kentucky, 1919-2020) large oil on board panoramic painting depicting a group of cows resting and grazing by a barn structure with two male figures working far right foreground, a dirt road bordered by a whitewashed fence and a farmhouse with two female figures and a clothesline mid-ground, and several farmsteads nestled amongst rolling green hills below a bright blue sky background. Signed and dated lower right "Helen Lefrance '95". Housed in an ebonized and gilt wood frame. Sight: 23 1/2" H x 47 3/8" W. Framed: 26 1/2" H x 50 1/4" W. Biography: Self-taught African American artist Helen LaFrance was born on a Kentucky farm and began painting in her 40s. She is known for her "memory paintings", drawn from her recollections of life growing up in the rural South. Several museums and private collectors, including Oprah Winfrey, own examples of her work." (Source: "Helen LaFrance Folk Art Memories" by Kathy Moses). Helen Lafrance died November 22, 2020, in a Mayfield, Kentucky nursing home at the age of 101. Condition: Painting overall very good condition. Frame with minor wear to back corners.