Shirley Gittelsohn Haystack Rock Framed Painting


Pacific NW artist Shirley Gittelsohn oil painting on paper of Oregon coast's Haystack Rock. Two paintings form one in chrome frame measuring 60" x 22". Signed and dated 7/23/81. 

Gittelsohn grew up in Portland and attended Lincoln High School and then went to Reed College. After a few years in California where Gittelsohn earned her BA in elementary education at San Francisco State, she returned to Portland where she raised her three children and began painting in her mid-30s. Her paintings were shown and represented in a number of galleries in the Pacific Northwest, including the Fountain Gallery, the Gottlieb Gallery, the Antoinette Hatfield Gallery, and the Cannon Beach Arts Association Gallery. Her work was celebrated in a retrospective exhibition, Paintings and Reflections, held at Reed in 2009. Reed has a large holding of the artist's painting in their collection.