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The Long Beach Museum of Art has acquired a substantial Gail Factor painting for their permanent collection. Factor’s Salmon Stripe was completed in the artist’s California decades.

 

“Salmon Stripe”, oil on linen canvas, 49x73 inches, circa 1980s, by Gail Factor. Image courtesy of the Estate of Gail Factor, Long Beach Museum of Art and the Florence Biennale.

“Salmon Stripe”, oil on linen canvas, 49×73 inches, circa 1980s, by Gail Factor. Image courtesy of the Estate of Gail Factor, Long Beach Museum of Art and the Florence Biennale.

 

About

Gail Factor (1942-2013) was committed to the painting process for more than five decades. An obvious artistic interest and aptitude emerged early on leading her to attend art classes at the Chicago Art Institute at the age of five. Factor pursued ongoing academic achievements with the same enthusiasm, culminating in: a BFA from the University of Southern California magna cum laude; an awarded fellowship in Fine Arts from Yale University; and independent studies in art and architecture throughout Europe.

Gail Factor in her studio, north of Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2012.

Gail Factor in her studio, north of Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2012.

     Over the past two decades Factor had been creating and residing in Santa Fe, New Mexico. During which time she attended master courses with Wolf Kahn (b. 1927, German-born American) and Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920, American) at the Santa Fe Institute of Fine Arts.

     Factor’s work has been exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums throughout the United States. Most recently Gail Factor – Metamorphosis, a retrospective opened in October of 2014 with the University of Southern California, Los Angeles (USC) and was extended to a ten-month duration. This retrospective traveled from its debut with the Las Cruces Museum of Art – Las Cruces, New Mexico. The Pacific Grove Museum, The Museum of North Texas and the Taos Art Museum also featured selected works. As well, Factor will be featured in a coming New Acquisitions exhibition with the Long Beach Museum of Art.

     In addition, her work is included in numerous prominent public and private collections. USC, Scottsdale Museum of Art (SMOCA) and the Long Beach Museum of Art have recently added substantial works by Ms. Factor to their permanent collections. Previous acquisitions include IBM and the Monterey Museum of Art.




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