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Multicolor Iris by Lowell Blair Nesbitt (Serigraph)
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Multicolor Iris by Lowell Blair Nesbitt (Serigraph)

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Description: Multicolor Iris Serigraph:

  • Serigraph
  • Signed in the plate
  • Limited edition of 200
  • Year 1981

Mr. Nesbitt, who was born in Baltimore on Oct. 4, 1933, was a graduate of the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia and also attended the Royal College of Art in London, where he worked in stained glass and etching. He often said that a stint working as a night watchman at the Phillips Collection in Washington inspired him to paint. Known for Huge Flowers In 1964, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington gave him one of his first museum exhibitions, and by the mid-1970's he had decided to leave the museum a bequest of more than $1 million. But in 1989 Mr. Nesbitt publicly revoked the bequest after the Corcoran canceled a disputed exhibition of photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe, who was an old friend. Mr. Nesbitt named the Phillips Collection as a beneficiary instead. Mr. Nesbitt was frequently grouped with the Photo Realists, but his images were more interpretively distorted, somewhat loosely painted and boldly abbreviated. He had many subjects: studio interiors, articles of clothing, piles of shoes and groupings of fruits and vegetables. He also painted his dog, a Rottweiler named Eric; the Neo-Classical facades of SoHo's 19th-century cast-iron buildings and several of Manhattan's major bridges. In 1980 the United States Postal Service issued four stamps based on Mr. Nesbitt's floral paintings. He also served as the official artist for the space flights of Apollo 9 and Apollo 13. Mr. Nesbitt exhibited frequently in both the United States and Europe and is represented in many public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His first one-man show in New York City was at the Howard Wise Gallery in 1965, and over the years he was represented in New York by the Stable Gallery, the Robert Stefanotti Gallery and the Andrew Crispo Gallery. His most recent New York show was in 1986 at the Marco DiLaurenti Gallery in SoHo.James Carter (1948-), the contemporary American artist combines the dream images of surrealism with the techniques of super-realism to create still lifes with distinctly American roots. His acrylic with airbrush paintings and his serigraphs give us a fresh view of familiar situations. In addition to studying at the Silvermine College of Art in New Canaan, Connecticut and the Maryland Institute of Art, James Carter considered becoming an architect. He found that working with line and form was more important to him than creating buildings. His architectural training is evident in his clearly structured compositions, as well as in the ue of architectural details in his work, including mantels and doorways, graph-like grids and crosshatchings as seen through surveyors' instruments. The crosshatches provide focal points for the eye. Carter admires the posters of the 1930s and 1940s in which the boldly lettered titles were an integral part of the design. Stylized letters add a draftsman-like element to many of Carter's compositions. He is also intrigued by black and white photography, with its many shades of gray and has done paintings using only grays. The interplay of light and shadows is important in his work. Although he says that color is secondary to hsim - that he uses it to add perspective and depth, rather than out of a primary concern for color itself - his complex and subtle use of color is valued by collectors of his work.

Material: Serigraph

Care: USA

Brand: RoGallery

Origin: United States

Style Code: 1191431731