JUDITH CARLSON-DEANGELO (July 17, 1944 – Feb. 2, 2015) Is a professional artist whose representational style captures the inner spirit as well as the outer form of her subjects. A skilled portrait painter, she has produced numerous works for theatrical personalities, including pieces in the collections of the mother and daughter of comedian Lenny Bruce and featured in the New York Times. Combining stylistic elements of both abstraction and surrealism, Ms.Judith Carlsen DeAngelo’s paintings have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art of Miami, Florida, and the Redding Museum of Art and History in California and have received awards at the Redding Museum and the SoHo International Competition in New York City.
The provacative, innovative paintings of Judith Carlson-DeAngelo are rooted in an amalgamation of fantasy and reality. Augmented by symbolism, the work is simultaneously weighty and whimsical.
Inspired by the surrealistic work of Salvador Dali, each of Carlson-DeAngelo’s richly-hued multi-chromatic concept paintings tell a story and impart a meaningful message of social values and lifestyles.
Fascinated by the quixotic entertainment work, many of Judith’s paintings pay home to celebrities. In The Bruce Act Carlson-DeAngelo features a performing Lenny Bruce, holding on to his first amendment right while gazing at the scales of justice from behind a white picket fence. In Danny’s Room she depicts all that was important to Danny Thomas, from his family to his career to his unselfish need to help children through an unflagging dedication to the St. Jude organization.
Judith’s talent has been favorably recognized by the art-critic’s community, and she was featured as one of the Artists of the 1990s in Manhattan Arts International magazine. She has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, and is currently represented by Spectrum Fine Art, Westhampton Beach, New York and the Hargis Unique Gallery in Pomona, California.
The unique and exhilarating work of this award-winning artist hangs in many prominent private collections including those of Sally Marr and Kitty Bruce (the mother and daughter respectively of Lenny Bruce), Hollywood producer John Cestare and international journalist Ed Zwirn.