Bohemian Rhapsody: Paintings by Janice Biala

Janice Biala, The New York Sun, Biala, John Goodrich, Tibor de Nagy Gallery

One of the tangential intrigues of art is the Bohemian lifestyle that often attends it — that liberated, marginal existence that feeds upon and nourishes creative intensity. The painter Janice Biala (1903–2000) lived such a life and lived it to the very fullest.

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Obit: Biala, 97, Whose Paintings Were Cryptic and Luscious

Biala was known for cryptic, lusciously painted interiors, still lifes, landscapes and street scenes that hovered between abstraction and representation. They belonged to a trans-Atlantic tradition that included French painters like Matisse, Bonnard and Marquet, as well as Milton Avery and Edward Hopper.

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