Ilene Meyer - Surrealism

Ilene Meyer (1939-2009) was a self-trained oil painter whose works combined realism and fantasy.
Ilene Meyer was a painter who created stunning magic realist, fantastic and visionary works, often involving continued themes of checkered planes, geometric objects, animals, sea creatures, flowers, fruit and other aspects of the natural world, real and imagined, swirled into cascades of looping forms as if pulled by strands of liquified gravity.
Her early work was based on the fruit and flowers she used as models, with real and imagined animals joining these as time progressed. Her work became popular in the fantasy art world, gracing the cover of books by James K. Morrow, Philip K. Dick, Marion Zimmer Bradley and other science fiction and fantasy authors. FX Schmid produced puzzles based on her paintings. She also became more popular in Japan than in her home country.

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