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Artist of the moment……Beatrice Mandelman


Beatrice Mandelman was the wife of the previous post, Louis Ribak. Beatrice Mandalman was a painter in the social realist and abstract genres. Beatrice Mandalman was born in Newark, New Jersey in the year 1912. Mandalman was a painter and printmaker.

Mandelman participated as a mural painter assistant for the W.P.A. from 1938 to 1943.

Mandelman attended many institutions of higher education taking evening classes The School of Fine and Industrial Arts in Newark before attended the Art Students League of New York. Mandelman also attended Rutgers University. Later in life she would also study with Fernand Leger in Paris, France.

Mandelman and Louis Ribak were married in 1943. The couple would live mainly in Toas, New Mexico as her husband had breathing issues in other climates.

Beatrice Mandelman passed away in 1998.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

What an outstanding husband and wife team of artists! Their abstract style and bright palette were very similar.






Artist of the moment…….Louis Ribak

Louis Ribak was born in Ruzhany, Belarus in the year 1902. Ribak was a painter of landscapes but was a social painter and also an abstract artist.  His family moved to the United States before he was a teenager and settled in New York City.

For his artistic education Ribak attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts and also the Art Student’s League of New York City.

Ribak served for the United States Army in World War 2. It was discovered he had asthma so Ribak was released from the Army and settled down in New Mexico for health reasons.

Louis Ribak passed away in 1979.

Price range information: Ribak worked in oils and gouache. Prices range from $1,000 to $10,000.

His wife was also an artist, her name was Beatrice Mandelman. She will be an upcoming post!