Hollywood Florida Beach Scene

Date Created
1929
Work Medium
Dimensions
16 in. x 20 in.
CR Number
FLBE2039
Signature
Signed: M. Alten lower right
Signature Details
The standing central figure is Helen Balbach, a young Grand Rapids woman who was coincidentally vacationing in Hollywood, FL when Alten was painting there in February, 1929. According to Ms. Balbach, in an late 1980s interview, this painting was later presented to her by Alten as a gift in return for her modeling. It might possibly have been presented to her in July of 1929 as the period frame (2011) bears a notation in cursive writing reading "July 3".

This canvas bears a close compositional resemblance to FLBE1866. Ms Balbach is also seen as the standing central figure in FLBE206.
Provenance

Private collection

With Perception

Helen Balbach collection

The artist

Subjects
Beach scene
Florida