Bertha Lum: Point Lobos
Artist: Bertha Lum
Title: Point Lobos
Lum’s undisputed masterwork, and her only view of California. Green trees and shrubs cling to the top of a rocky cliff on Point Lobos. Everything is abstracted yet at the same time representational. With beautiful woodgrain in the sky. According to Gravalos/Pulin, Lum was strongly inspired by landscape works by Hiroshige. From a limited edition of 100 prints. Gravalos notes “The tree and rocks display the beauty of their adversity to the elements.” (page 23)
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Has been backed, but it could have been done by the artist herself, as there is writing that is probably by her own hand on the back of the print “Point Lobos $80”.
Dimensions: 42.3 x 27.5 cm
Publisher: Self-published by the artist
Literature: Gravalos/Pulin catalog number 55. Shown in color on page 42.
Signature: Copyright 1921 by Bertha Lum