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Helen LaFrance (Kentucky, born 1919) oil on canvas painting depicting shoppers at a roadside vegetable or farm stand. Signed, lower right. Label en verso with title “Farm Stand,” and alternate handwritten title, “Vegetable Stand.” Housed in a contemporary wooden frame. Sight – 17 1/2″ H x 23 1/2″ W. Framed – 19 1/4″ H x 25 1/3″ W. American, late 20th century. Note: This painting was included in the exhibition titled “Helen LaFrance: Folk Art Memories” in the Changing Galleries of the Tennessee State Museum, July 1-August 12, 2012. Biography (courtesy “Helen LaFrance Folk Art Memories” by Kathy Moses): 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. Now nearly 100 years old, she resides in a Kentucky nursing home. CONDITION: Excellent condition.