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"Uncovering nearly 60 years of hidden treasures"
How do you give voice to someone who has passed? If the person was an artist, the answer is through their art. Artist Meta Bryt was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1908 and lived resiliently until her passing in 1981. She studied at the Academy of Arts in Berlin, then immigrated to France in 1933 where the discouraging words of an art professor resulted in her disconnecting from her artistic talents. The whereabouts of Bryt, whose parents were killed by the Nazis, were unknown until she moved to New York in 1944 and studied under Leo Manso. Manso encouraged Bryt to exhibit her art during the early 1950s, including in Mexico where she moved in 1955. One Mexican newspaper referred to her as “la magnifica pintora,” the “magnificent painter.”
Meta Bryt’s voice can be heard through an exhibit celebrating her art collection, which was hidden in a trunk with direction from Bryt not to open until her death.
“Her whole life was in her paintings. Truly, she was a real artist. She was born with it in her blood— even the last days of her life.” – Somboun Sayasane, son of Meta Bryt’s caregivers. Taken from “Sacramento Gallery Features Work of Unknown Jewish Artist,” by Elissa Provance, March 2014 issue of the VOICE, a publication of The Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region.
Creating art & design is how I declare my passion to the world. When painting, I use bright & vivid colors, building up juxtaposition of shape and dimension with the goal of conveying raw emotion. Images are layered over abstract elements to create dynamic compositions that explore balance, form & contrast. The pursuit of the “perfect” piece has led me on a life long journey, defined by 3 dots at the end of my signature, which means - “to be continued”. The quest to achieve greatness continues after each piece, knowing that perfection is an impossible feat, I continue to strive to create a collection of works that will leave a legacy for generations to come.
You can view Dante's work at declaredesign.com