Florence Saltzman – Painter and Printmaker

November 15, 2015 – February 28, 2016 | Past Exhibit


Painter and printmaker Florence Saltzman (1917-1972) grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the daughter of Russian Jews. She received her degree at the Art Institute of Chicago and lived in Long Beach, California before moving with her husband Fred Heidel to Portland in 1953.


Saltzman approached her art similarly to the way writers think about language – that art has a boundless vocabulary. She believed that artists must learn and use the language of brush and color to communicate. Saltzman’s works are held in private and public collections in London, Paris, California, Washington and Oregon.