Winifred Breines

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New York City
Birth year
Lives in
Brookline, MA
Works in
Brookline, MA
Brandeis University, 1979, Ph.D.
watercolor, still life, figurative

For over 25 years, I was a Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at Northeastern University in Boston.  I wrote papers and books and taught undergraduate and graduate students.  When I retired almost five years ago, I changed direction completely and began to paint watercolors.  I have taken classes and workshops consistently since then.  My most important teachers have been Nava Grunfeld, Marjorie Glick, and Marla Greenfield, but I have also been influenced by numerous watercolor books and magazines, thus by painters from afar.  I paint almost exclusively still lifes consisting of fruits and vegetables in bowls and on plates.  I love ceramics and fresh fruit-- the kitchen. I paint using a transparent palette, interested in color, light and shadows.  I live in Boston.