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2023 Summer Fine Art & Antiques (Day 1)

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 474

Leonardo Nierman Expressionist Acrylic Painting, City Street

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Leonardo M. Nierman (New York/Mexico, b. 1932) acrylic on masonite board Expressionist painting depicting a city street scene in one-point perspective with colorful implications of skyscrapers and crisp light flares. Signed and dated "Nierman 63" lower left corner. Float mounted in a giltwood frame with linen liner and giltwood filet. Sight: 23 1/2" H x 31 1/2" W. Framed: 31 5/8" H x 39 3/8" W. Biography: Leonardo Nierman graduated from the National University of Mexico with a degree in physics and mathematics before embarking on a study of the relationships between psychology and color and abstract art and cosmic phenomena. Music served as the artist's predominant inspiration, stemming from his time as the lead violinist for the Mexico Symphony Orchestra; and he regards it as the highest form of art. His work is included in numerous public collections, including the National University of Mexico. Note: this work was acquired directly from the artist in 1963 in Acapulco while the original owners were on their honeymoon.


Overall very good condition. Frame with minor scattered wear to gilt and slight loosening of linen liner.

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The collection of the late Dianne and Harris Gilbert, Nashville, TN.