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Helen La France (American/Kentucky, 1919-2020) oil on canvasboard painting depicting a country road flanked by a farmhouse and a barn, surrounded by trees with autumn foliage beneath a cloudy blue sky. Signed "Helen La France" lower right. Housed in a black wooden frame. Sight: 12 1/2" H x 22 3/4" W. Framed: 14 1/4" H x 24 1/2" 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. Provenance: Private Kentucky collection, acquired directly from the artist.
CONDITION: Overall very good condition.