Sarah Bird

12 x 13 Inches

Synograph on Canvas

Framed in Black

This work available at Jean de Merry Los Angeles.


Sarah Bird grew up in Concord, Massachusetts, the home of the American Transcendentalist movement, where she developed an early love for landscape and art. She attended Brown University before spending four years at the Grand Central Atelier in New York City to study with contemporary realist painters like Jacob Collins. Though she set out to become a landscape painter, while in New York she departed from the school's figure-centric curriculum to devote herself to the more intimate, self-determined landscapes of still life, the poetic genre that remains her fascination. Her current work often takes two forms: traditional, altaresque arrangements of natural objects on cloth; and "foliage paintings", wilder compositions of plants, leaves, and branches on a dark background, which she sees as cross-genre between landscape and still life.