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Sylvia Fein

Sylvia Fein, American painter, writer. Member building committee Pleasant Hill City Hall and Downtown Redevelopment; with conflict resolution panel Contra Costa County.


  • Fein, Sylvia was born on November 20, 1919 in Milwaukee. Daughter of Alfred E. and Elizabeth (Routt) Fein.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1942. Master of Arts, University California, Berkeley, 1951.


    • Owner, public Exelrod Press, since 1975. Chairman Architectural Review Communications, Pleasant Hill, California, 1975.


    • Analyzes the structure of first drawings & the similarity between the drawings of children, primitives & other artists in all times & societies to demonstrate their identical artistic logic & process in visual thinking.
    • One-woman shows include University Wisconsin Memorial Union Gallery, 1942, Milwaukee Art Institute, 1942, Perls Galleries, New York City, 1946, Feingarten Galleries, San Francisco, 1957, 1959, Carmel, California, 1959, New York City, 1961, Sagittarius Gallery, New York City, 1958, St. Mary's College, Moraga, California, 1960, Kunstkabinett, Frankfurt, Germany, 1960, Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, California, 1962, Ruthermore Galleries, Oakland, 1962, Maxwell Galleries, San Francisco, 1963, Nicole of Berkeley, California, 1965, Bresler Galleries, Milwaukee, 1966, Oshkosh (Wisconsin) Public Museum, 1967, exhibited in group shows at 5th Winter Invitational California Palace Legion of Honor, 1964, Art of Landscape, San Francisco Art Institute, 1964-1965, Three Painters, St. Mary's College, 1964, Magic and Fantastic Art, Walnut Creek (California) Library., 1968. Author: Heidi's Horse, 1976, First Drawings: Genesis of Visual Thinking, 1993.


    Member building committee Pleasant Hill City Hall and Downtown Redevelopment. With conflict resolution panel Contra Costa County.


    • Married William K. Scheuber, May 30, 1942. 1 child Heidi.
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    Born November 20, 1919
    • 1942
      University Wisconsin
    • 1951
      University California