This is a beautifully patinated bronze mermaid sculpture by Barbara Beretich. The mermaid is kneeling with her arms up. Her hair seamlessly blends into her beautiful fin. the sculpture has a beautiful liver bronze finish. The fin is exquisite and Beretich signed the piece on the fin. The aesthetic of this piece is beautiful!
During her younger years in California, Beretich’s family raised multiple animals including hogs, cows, sheep and horses. After graduating from the University of Illinois with a BA in art, Beretich spent time in Europe where she met and became lifelong friends with French artist, Francoise Gilot. After Europe, she moved to Claremont CA where she earned an MFA in sculpture and was one of the major influences on the “Claremont School” of artists. Later in her life she established her home based gallery whose specialty was work by Claremont artists. Her home gallery was given historical-site status by the city of Claremont CA.