Beautiful handmade tall pottery vase by Eleanor Heller, c. 1949; about 13" tall  (including original base) x 4" diameter; signed: "Eleanor Heller, '49" ;vase has become detached from the base (was originally glued), but sits down well within the original, custom made base so is quite stable; otherwise fine condition.

Eleanor Heller's mid 20th century work in clay, paint, pastels, etc., relates to the surrealist and American abstraction movements. She said, "I work intuitively and experimentally on several pieces and in several media at one time. I reach for an expression of my personal vision growing from many levels of experience and memory."

Heller was the first Florida artist whose work was included in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.  Heller died in 2001 at the age of 83.

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$550.00 (item #P068)