Opper Estate Collection

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Opper Estate Collection

Opper Estate Collection


From the estate of Ruth Friedmann Opper & Jerry Opper. Ruth was an artist that studied at UC Berekely and the daughter of Bauhaus artist, Gustav Friedmann. Jerry Opper was a print master working in San Francisco. Done in the style of the Bay Area Figurative painters of that time and contemporaries would include, Elmer Bischoff, James Weeks and Richard Diebenkorn.


Featured in multiple paintings is the model Flo Allen. Flow Allen was called "San Francisco's best loved artists' model”. She began modeling in 1933 and worked as an artist's model for most of the prominent figurative painters working in the Bay Area of San Francisco, including Diego Rivera, Mark Rothko, and Wayne Thiebaud. She also worked as a model in university art classes, including those at the San Francisco Art Institute, Mills College, University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, and the California College of Arts and Crafts.

Now on view at the showroom of Guy Regal NYC at the

New York Design Center, 200 Lexington Ave, NY