Friday, August 10, 2012

Sofa siren


Painting by Lawrence Lebduska dated 1958 that sold last month at Capo Auction for just $475. Lebduska was born in Baltimore, then moved to Germany with his parents where he learned to make stained glass. After returning to the U.S. in 1912 as a teenager and moving to New York, Lebduska painted murals and made stained glass to support himself and submitted paintings to group shows. His first solo show in 1936 supposedly inspired Abby Aldrich Rockefeller to start her renowned folk art collection. Lebduska died in 1966. Thanks Galerie St. Etienne for the information.

2 comments:

  1. There is something mesmerizing about it. Interesting artist background too.

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