American, born 1935
Mira Lehr, originally from New York, spent most of her life in Miami. As a young woman artist in the 50’s and 60’s, Lehr was among the most famous artists working in abstract expressionism. When she moved to Miami, she co-founded the Continuum Gallery, the first woman’s co-op in South Florida. Inspired by her sub-tropical environment, her nature-based paintings, sculptures, and installations include non- traditional media such as resin, gunpowder, fire, Japanese paper, dyes and welded steel. Lehr has affected a new generation of young artists by serving as a mentor. She has taught master classes with the National Young Arts Foundation and has been artist in residence at the Bascom Summer Programs. Her solo and group exhibitions number over 300.