Lowell Nesbit - Yellow tulip & Poppy - 1970s

Description
Lowell Nesbit - Yellow tulip & Poppy - 1970s
Poster - Art - U.S.

Item 1: Yellow Tulip
offset lithograph/ art poster produced for the Hokin Gallery in Chicago.
Year: 1976
Size of the paper: 90 x 60 cms
Size of the illustration: 77 x 55 cms
In good condition

Item 2: Poppy
offset lithograph/ art poster produced for the Hokin Gallery in Palm Beach, Florida.
Year: 1981
Size of the paper: 91 x 60 cms
Size of the illustration: 56 x 55 cms
In good condition

About the artist: Lowell Blair 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.

Mr. Nesbitt was frequently grouped with the Photo Realists, but his images were more interpretively distorted and somewhat loosely painted. He had many subjects: studio interiors, articles of clothing, piles of shoes and groupings of fruits and vegetables, the human body as well as his dog, a Rottweiler named Eric.

Despite this variety Nesbitt was best known for the very large images of irises, roses, lilies and other flowers, which he often depicted in close-up so that their petals seemed to fill the canvas. Dramatic, implicitly sexual and a little ominous, they earned the artist a popularity with the general public. In 1980 the United States Postal Service issued four stamps based on Mr. Nesbitt's floral paintings.

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. He died in 1993.

Lot details
Object
Poster
Designer
Lowell Nesbit
Poster title
Yellow tulip & Poppy
Period
1970s
Subject
Art
Country of Origin
U.S.
Condition
A- (fine - tiny imperfections)
Dimensions
90×60 cm
Nr of items
2
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