Style: Murals, Landscapes
Background: Belle Goldschlager Baranceanu was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 17, 1902. Her parents, both Rumanian immigrants, separated during Belle’s early childhood, and she grew up on her maternal grandparents’ farm in North Dakota.
Education: She studied at the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts under Anthony Angarolato whom she was engaged until his death in 1929. Active in Chicago during the 1920s as a teacher and exhibitor, she worked in Los Angeles, California in 1927–1928.
Achievements: She moved to San Diego in 1933. During the Great Depression she painted murals in the La Jolla post office and Roosevelt Jr. High School as part of the Public Works of Art Project. She exhibited her work at the Art Institute of Chicago, Carnegie Institute, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Denver Art Museum and other. Baranceanu taught at the La Jolla School of Arts and Crafts and Frances Parker School. She died in La Jolla on January 17th, 1988.