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ALICIA WIENCEK (FIENE) (1918-1961)
The Painter. Oil on board. 610x457 mm; 24x18 inches. Signed and dated in oil, lower right, recto. Signed, titled and inscribed "215 West 57th Street, New York City" in pencil, verso. 1936.
Provenance: Private collection, Washington, DC.
Exhibited: Annual Exhibition for Michigan Artists, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, with the label verso.
Wiencek was a muralist in the WPA - she painted the mural North Carolina Cotton Industry in 1937 for the Mooresville Post Office, NC, now in the Moorseville Graded School District for the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. She also assisted the artist Louis Fiene, whom she later married, on two WPA murals - one for the post office in Canton, Mass., and the other in the Department of the Interior Building, Washington, DC.
A native of Chicopee, Massachusetts, Winecek studied at the Art Students League of New York. Her paintings were exhibited at the International Carnegie Institute, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the National Association of Women Artists and the National Academy of Design. Fiene was also a member of the National Association of Women Artists.