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Gustel Foust, Picnic, 1977, Oil on Canvas


Priced in Mexican Pesos.   Gustel Foust, Family "Picnic", Oil on Canvas.  Dated 1977, lower left.

Signed Lower/Right. 27.5" by 31.5" framed.  Hand painted whimsical frame, perhaps made by the artist?

Auguste (Gustel) K. Foust was born in Nemonin, East Prussia on February 15, 1915. As a young child prodigy, Gustel demonstrated exceptional talent for drawing and painting. When she was 17 (1932), she enrolled in the Konigsberg, Kunstakademie (academy of arts) and studied art and Landscape, under Alfred Partikel (1888-1945) and Fritz Burmann (1892-1945). Gustel also attended and studied art at the Dresden Art School (same art school that Gerhard Richter attended) and the University of Berlin Art School. In 1958, Gustel moved to Mexico she wanted to enhance the color and variety of her work and taught art at the San Miguel de Allende Art Institute. In 1963, Gustel Foust moved to Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, where she continued to teach art. Then in 1978, she moved to the iconic village of Ajijic, Jalisco. After that, Gustel Foust moved to San Diego, California, in 1984 and then back to the East coast in 2002, to live in West Virginia. In June of 2009, Gustel moved to Petaluma, California were she passed away on October 5, 2010 at the age of 95.Gustel has had numerous art exhibitions, in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Berlin, Dresden, Hamburg , Konigsburg, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, San Miguel de Allende, Ajijic. Over the years, Gustel’s art has been sold and collected, by many different people from many different backgrounds. Gustel's art is in private collections, art galleries and museums around the world.Gustel painted almost every day, wherever she went. She painted landscapes, portraits, still-life’s, batiks, in studio or plain air. She painted using different media such as, oils, egg yolk tempera, watercolors, acrylics, wax, charcoal, pastel, ink and pencil. Gustel Foust was also an art teacher, she taught art classes at the San Miguel de Allende Art Institute. Over her career, hundreds of students attended her art classes.

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