Measuring approximately four and three quarters inches (4 ¾) in length, three and one half inches (3 ½) in width, by one and one half inches (1 ½) in height, Claire Wyman created a very vivid image on the boxs lid of a white and red-tipped enamel cigarette emanating grey and white rings of smoke across a deep dark blue enameled background! The lid is counter enameled on the underside in the same deep dark blue enamel.
The body of the box is comprised of hand-soldered rectangular planes of polished copper, giving the box a nice, clean, reductive form. The interior bottom of the box is lined with cork. Signed Claire Wyman in post-firing gold along the underside bottom edge of the lid.Condition: Generally very good and clean condition with some variation to the surface of the copper, some wear on the underside bottom where the box meets the counter, and there are several small craze lines within the deep dark blue enameling of the lid located at the rim area and one corner. Regardless of the faults mentioned, this is still a very nice example of Claire Wymans enamel art! Please scroll down to read Claire Wymans obituary article. (The following article was written by Jack Williams, staff writer for the Union Tribune of San Diego, California, and published October 12, 2006, as an obituary for Claire Wyman). Nearly everything Clara Wyman experienced evoked some kind of an artistic image. She could create on a small scale, as she did with embroidered gloves, buttons, earrings and butterfly-covered bedspreads. Or she could turn the wall of a church into a bigger-than-life statement of her faith. In the 1950s, she created her most ambitious work at an evangelical church in Cleveland: an 8-foot-high depiction in oils of Christ, attired in a flowing scarlet robe and standing atop a globe, reaching out to the congregation with nail-scarred hands. The mural flowed out of my hands as if by divine guidance, she said in a 1999 publication of the Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church. It had great spiritual meaning to me. Wyman, who settled in Rancho Bernardo in 1967, expressed her artistic bent in recent years by creating banners for the Village Gallery of Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church. Artistically, she could do just about anything, said a niece, Alice Chojnacki. She had a passion for color and design, especially in copper and enamel. Wyman died of complications from a broken hip and dementia Sept. 24 at Rancho Bernardo's Remington Club.
Wyman may have been best known for creating and marketing her copper and enamel paintings and designs. She showed them at art shows in New York and made some for General Motors, Chojnacki said.He bought it at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D. For his granddaughter's wedding, Chojnacki said. Wyman served on the arts forum committee of Rancho Bernardo Presbyterian Church, a role that involved selecting works for display in the church gallery. She also displayed her work in the gallery several times.
Wyman, the daughter of Swiss immigrants, was born Clara Alice Wyttenbach on July 5, 1915, in Cleveland. She attended the Cleveland Institute of Art, and also earned a bachelor's degree at Case Western Reserve University. She taught art to high school students in Cleveland. She married Carl Wyman, a middle school math and science teacher, in 1944.She moved to Rancho Bernardo when her husband, who was 14 years her senior, retired. Before her husband died in 1983, Mrs. Wyman joined him in cruises throughout the world. They also visited nearly every state in the union. Each trip, it seemed, would inspire a painting or a work of art.
She liked to sit and paint what she saw, Chojnacki said. LASTLY, SHOULD THE WORD "EAMES" BE USED IN THE SEARCH TITLE, IT IS THERE FOR THE PURPOSE OF REFERENCING THE MID-CENTURY TIME PERIOD OF THE 1940S THROUGH THE 1970S.14 THIS ITEM IS BEING OFFERED BY DESIGN REFERENCES -- ESTABLISHED BY A FORMER ART MUSEUM CURATOR TURNED BOOKSELLER SPECIALIZING in OUT-OF-PRINT and PERIOD MATERIALS on the PROGRESSIVE IDEAS of MODERNISM and POST-MODERNISM in DECORATIVE ARTS and ARCHITECTURE, INDUSTRIAL and STUDIO ARTS of the 19TH & 20TH CENTURIES. 15 PLEASE -- NO REQUESTS FOR PHOTOCOPIES OF THIS ITEM. I DO NOT MAKE PHOTOCOPIES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. 16 AGAIN, COMMUNICATION IS KEY! 17 LASTLY -- WHEN OBSTACLES AND PROBLEMS LOOM LARGE AND YOU SEEM TO BE AT A STAND STILL, REMEMBER THAT EVEN A FALTERING STEP FORWARD IS BETTER THAN NO STEP AT ALL. The item "SIGNED CLAIRE WYMAN MODERN ENAMEL COPPER ART BOX MIDCENTURY PAINTING CLEVELAND" is in sale since Wednesday, November 21, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Vintage, Retro, Mid-Century\1950s". The seller is "singeldad" and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.