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Lucille Wallenrod (1920-)

Aliases: Lucille Dreyblatt

Professions: Painter

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Lucille Wallenrod Biography

Lucille Wallenrod. 1918 - 1998

Lucille Wallenrod was a Long Island painter born in Freeport, Long Island who studied at the Nassau Art League, the American Artist School, and with Sol Wilson at the Art Student League in New York. She had her first solo exhibition at the Roko Gallery in the mid nineteen-forties and then belonged for many years to the Barzansky Gallery, both in New York City. She also participated in numerous group exhibitions in the late forties throughout the early nineteen sixties.

Lucille Wallenrod was handicapped from birth with Cerebral Palsy and she painted with a special arm brace of her own design. She painted dramatic expressionist seascapes, with broad strokes and deep vivid colours, and still lifes and portraits as well.

She won a number of competitions, most notably the first prize in the National Art Contest sponsored by the then President Eisenhower’s Committee on the Handicapped in 1956. Judges for this competition were Isabel Bishop and Andrew Wyeth. Her work was often reviewed in New York and Long Island newspapers. Due to a long terminal illness, Lucille Wallenrod’s output waned in her later years, yet her interest and sensitivity for the arts never faltered.

Born: 1918, Brooklyn, New York
Died: 1998, Ridge, Long Island, New York
Married: Gerald Dreyblatt, Boca Raton, Florida
Son: Arnold Dreyblatt, Berlin, Germany

1939 W.P.A. Art School
1940 Nassau Art League,
1942 American Artist School
1943-44 Private studies with artist Sol Wilson.

Lifetime Member: Artists Equity Association

Group Exhibitions & Prizes:
1940 Nassau Art League, Third Prize
1945 Mineola Fair, Third Prize
1950 Art League of L. I., Second Prize
1950 Audubon Artists Annual Exhbition
1956 National Art Contest for the Handicapped, First Prize
1956 Foundation for the Handicapped
1963 N. Y. Worlds Fair
South Shore Art League Award

Solo Exhibtions:
1946 Roko Gaillery, New York
1951 Barzansky Galleries, New York
1957 Barzansky Galleries, New York
1960 Barzansky Galleries, New York
1975 Temple Isaiah, Queens, New York
1989 Liesure Glen, Long Island, New York
1992 Shoreham Public Library, Long Island, New York

Biography compiled and written by Arnold Dreyblatt, the artist’s son

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