Leonard Nelson (1912 - 1993), Les Competiteurs, 1952, Oil on Canvas - Painting by Leonard Nelson
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Leonard Nelson (1912 - 1993), Les Competiteurs, 1952, Oil on Canvas

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"Les Competiteurs" by Leonard Nelson is a 36" x 26" oil on canvas abstract painting. It is framed and signed "Nelson 52" in the lower left. The painting came from the estate of the artist and through auction at Sotheby's. Additional shipping options and quotes by the seller directly are available upon request. Leonard Nelson (1912 - 1993) was part of that first generation of American abstract expressionists, such as Jackson Pollock, Arshile Gorky, Willem DeKooning and Mark Rothko. Leonard Nelson has been called a "bridge" between Modernism and Abstract Expressionism. Nelson remained dedicated to this form of painting his entire life. In the early 1950s Nelson became disenchanted with the New York art scene and left it for Philadelphia, beginning a teaching career that spanned more than forty years. He studied at PAFA from 1936 - 1940 with, among others, Henry McCarter and Daniel Garber, and then earned his teaching degree from the Philadelphia College of Art. Nelson is represented in many private and public collections including The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Walker Art Museum, The Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Portland Museum of Art and The Art Museum of San Francisco. Throughout his career Nelson had 65 one-man exhibitions in New York and Philadelphia. The Peridot Gallery, Hugo Gallery, Betty Parson Gallery, Peggy Guggenheim and Mortimer Brandt Gallery showed his works.

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  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    The painting is in excellent and original condition, it has been cleaned and varnished.
  • Dimensions
    H 36 in. x W 26 in.H 91.44 cm x W 66.04 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Doylestown, PA
  • Reference Number
    LU106333586032
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