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Helena Mentel

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Helena  Mentel

Biography

Introduction:
The art work presented here represents three generations of Polish-Swedish-Canadian painting artists from 1917 to present. This is a sampling of the art work from Island Home Gallery which owns over 300 paintings from these three generations of artists. The work has been until now exhibited in this privately operated art gallery which is located on the magnificent North Atlantic Island of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, home of the Cabot Trail, the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, and the historical Fortress of Louisbourg. The four artists are:
Viktor F. Berg (1917-1980) and wife Helena nee Mentel (1917-1978)
Daughter Kris Zodrow nee Berg (1942-1992)
Daughter Tanya Mia Zodrow (1971-).
Helena Mentel, a Polish artist, was a descendent from families of painters, sculptures, wood-carvers, mountaineers. She met her future husband Viktor F. Berg (1917-1980) at art school in Zakopane, southern Poland, during the Second World War, where her daughter Kris was born. Both became well-known artists and painters in Sweden. They traveled widely and each travel culminated in art exhibitions, the proceeds from which provided means for their living. They exhibited in New York, Montreal, Dominican Republic, Poland, and significantly in Sweden. Helena was the textural oil-abstract painter of trees, faces, scenes. Both Helena and her husband Viktor left many paintings after their death; most of them are now located in Swedish private collections and institutions.

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E-mail: ezodrow@uccb.ns.ca

Category: Paintings

Media:Oil on Canvas

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