Beatrice Mandelman (1912-1998) was born in Newark, New Jersey. She began her art studies at 12 years old, enrolling in classes at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art. In the 1930s, she attended Rutgers University, the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art and the Art Students League of New York City, and was also employed by the Works Progress Administration as a muralist and printmaker.
The WPA disbanded in 1942, but the program gave Mandelman the opportunity to exhibit at the Chicago Art Institute, the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the National Gallery of Art, and tied her to prominent artists like Gorky, Pollock and de Kooning.
Metropolitan Museum, New York City, NY
Smithsonian Museum, Washington, D.C.
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Harwood Museum, Taos, NM
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
1940 - "Colored Prints under $10", Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
1947 - National Serigraph Exhibition Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Dallas, TX
1951 - National Serigraph Society Exhibition Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Dallas, TX