L’opera è dedicata alla nonna dell’artista, Fanny Jonas Finkenberg, pioniera per i diritti delle donne. La figura rappresenta l’emancipazione economica delle donne e celebra il centesimo anniversario del voto alle donne negli Stati Uniti
Veblena dedicates this painting to her grandmother, Fanny Jonas Finkenberg, a pioneer for women’s’ rights. The figure depicts the economic liberation of females and the 100th anniversary of women’s constitutional right to vote in America
Breve Bio dell’Artista
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. I suoi dipinti sono stati esposti allo Smithsonian Museum di Washington D.C. e nelle più prestigiose gallerie a Tel Aviv e Roma. 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
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. 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. 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.