Ginette Bernas Wales, Artist

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Ginette Bernas Wales was born in Paris in 1921 and left France at the start of the 1940s as a young art student to attend the New School of Social Research in New York. She was a student of Stanley Hayter who founded the legendary Atelier 17 Studio in Paris. She later received her BA at Pomona College, Claremont, California. and her Master of Applied Arts at University of Wisconsin at Madison. She now resides in Kula, Hawaii.

Ginette’s imaginative artworks are windows into her life in Paris and travels in Algeria and Morocco in the 1940s. Scroll to learn more.

Click here to read the interview at Boutique Homes, "The Hidden Art of Ginette Bernas Wales"

What happens when you discover your mother is actually an accomplished artist whose work has been boxed in an attic for decades?

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