Theme/Style – Still lifes, landscapes, Abstraction
Media – Oils, lithographs
Artistic Focus – Juliette Steele’s paintings depict a range of subjects from still lifes and landscapes to circus scenes and interiors. Whatever their subject matter, her works are characterized by their boldness, both in shape and color. Steele’s work is inventive and original, and she ranks as one of the extremely talented but underappreciated California women modernists.
Career Highlights –
- Juliette Steele was born Juliette Eleanor Wilm in Union City, New Jersey in 1909.
- After arriving in San Francisco, Steele studied at the California School of Fine Arts.
- Steele’s work was included in 1944 in exhibitions held by the San Francisco Art Association, the San Francisco Women Artists, the Oakland Art Gallery and the Laguna Beach Art Association.
- In 1946, Steele’s work was exhibited at San Francisco’s California Palace of the Legion of Honor.
- Steele’s work also was included in the 1951 Bay Region Painting and Sculpture exhibition.
Juliette Steele passed away in San Rafael, California, in 1980.