Mara Held

  • Straight Lines GG
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Mara Held is known for energetic yet delicate paintings on linen and paper depicting lyrical organic forms in vibrant colours. She uses intricately cut stencils for some patterns that evoke varied sources from plant life growing on ancient forest floors or pelagic forms found in coral reefs to Japanese woodcuts and psychedelic posters. Held’s preferred medium is egg tempera, a painstaking technique mastered by Renaissance painters. Enamoured by the light inherent in the medium, she made it her practice.

Mara Held was born in 1954 in New York. In her early 20s, Held lived in the highlands of Guatemala studying the art and ancient language of the Quiché people. Her studio is located on an old dairy farm in the picturesque Hudson Valley that has been in her family since the 1960s.

Held's work icollected by institutions both in the US and internationally, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The New York Public Library; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Cleveland Museum of Art; The International Artists' Museum, Tel Aviv; and Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. 

Read Mara Held's interview

Original Work on Paper (Unique)
Dimensions: 20.5 x 24.5 cm (8 x 9.6 in)
Medium: Egg tempera and gouache on paper
Signature: Signed and dated on reverse
Date: 2021

Sales tax: For collectors residing in the UK, prices include UK VAT (sales tax). For collectors residing outside of the UK, VAT will be automatically removed at checkout.
Currency: Artworks can be bought in USD or EUR by choosing the currency in the selector located at the bottom of the page. Prices in USD and EUR are always free of VAT.
Klarna: Artworks can be purchased in installments by selecting Klarna at checkout. Please note that this option is currently only available for collectors based in the UK.

Packaging: Every work is protected with acid-free paper and flat-packed in our custom-made presentation box to allow for optimal protection, conservation and display.
Framing: Our works are sold unframed. If you would like to get a bespoke quote to receive your work framed, do not hesitate to contact us at: collecting@latereditions.com

Shipping: We usually ship the next working day after the order has been made. However, please allow up to 10 working days for us to process, pack and ship your artwork.
Returns: We offer a 14-day return policy on all our artworks. For more information, view our Shipping policy

Mara Held is known for energetic yet delicate paintings on linen and paper depicting lyrical organic forms in vibrant colours. She uses intricately cut stencils for some patterns that evoke varied sources from plant life growing on ancient forest floors or pelagic forms found in coral reefs to Japanese woodcuts and psychedelic posters. Held’s preferred medium is egg tempera, a painstaking technique mastered by Renaissance painters. Enamoured by the light inherent in the medium, she made it her practice.

Mara Held was born in 1954 in New York. In her early 20s, Held lived in the highlands of Guatemala studying the art and ancient language of the Quiché people. Her studio is located on an old dairy farm in the picturesque Hudson Valley that has been in her family since the 1960s.

Held's work icollected by institutions both in the US and internationally, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The New York Public Library; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Cleveland Museum of Art; The International Artists' Museum, Tel Aviv; and Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. 

Read Mara Held's interview

Original Work on Paper (Unique)
Dimensions: 20.5 x 24.5 cm (8 x 9.6 in)
Medium: Egg tempera and gouache on paper
Signature: Signed and dated on reverse
Date: 2021

Sales tax: For collectors residing in the UK, prices include UK VAT (sales tax). For collectors residing outside of the UK, VAT will be automatically removed at checkout.
Currency: Artworks can be bought in USD or EUR by choosing the currency in the selector located at the bottom of the page. Prices in USD and EUR are always free of VAT.
Klarna: Artworks can be purchased in installments by selecting Klarna at checkout. Please note that this option is currently only available for collectors based in the UK.

Packaging: Every work is protected with acid-free paper and flat-packed in our custom-made presentation box to allow for optimal protection, conservation and display.
Framing: Our works are sold unframed. If you would like to get a bespoke quote to receive your work framed, do not hesitate to contact us at: collecting@latereditions.com

Shipping: We usually ship the next working day after the order has been made. However, please allow up to 10 working days for us to process, pack and ship your artwork.
Returns: We offer a 14-day return policy on all our artworks. For more information, view our Shipping policy