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VEBLENA FINKENBERG è cresciuta a New York e ha studiato alla University of California e alla Tyler School of Art a Roma. Laurea in pittura a Berkeley, master alla Columbia University, diploma ad Harvard. Hans Hoffman, Pierre Bonnard, Frida Kahlo, e Willen de Kooning l’hanno ispirata. I suoi dipinti sono stati esposti allo Smithsonian Museum di Washington D.C. e nelle più prestigiose gallerie a Tel Aviv e Roma. Ha partecipato a un’esibizione in duo con Maupal in Egitto ed è stata modella per i dipinti della sua prima personale, “Vizi e Virtù.” Dedica la sua vita a favore dei bambini attraverso l’educazione mentre continua a dipingere per l’umanità. Ispirata da sua nonna, Fanny Jonas Finkenberg, che desiderava diventare un’imprenditrice negli anni ’20 ma che, sfortunatamente, fu considerata “isterica” e subì l’elettroshock proprio per aver dato vita a un nuovo percorso di indipendenza economica per le donne.  @veblenafinkenberg

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Veblena Finkenberg was raised in New York and studied painting at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy. She earned a bachelor’s degree in painting from UC Berekely, a master’s from Columbia University, and an Ed.M. from Harvard. While at Berkeley, she was influenced by Hans Hoffman, Frida Kahlo, and Willen de Kooning. Her paintings were exhibited at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C.,  UC Berkeley, California and in boutique galleries in Tel Aviv, Israel, and Rome, Italy. In addition, Veblena participated in a duo exhibition with Mauro Pallotta in Egypt and was the model for his first solo exhibit, “I Vizi e Virtu.”

Veblena dedicates her life to advocating for children through education while continuing to paint for humanity. She is inspired by her grandmother, Fanny Jonas Finkenberg, who wished to become an independent entrepreneur in the 1920s. Unfortunately, her grandmother was considered “hysterical” for initiating a new path of economic independence for females and was electroshocked into submission, with tragic results. Thus, Veblena dedicates this painting, entitled Freedom, to her grandmother, a courageous pioneer for women’s economic independence.

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