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 Lewis G. Nierman  (1939 - )

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Lived/Active: Florida/Massachusetts      Known for: abstract painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Lewis Nierman
1939 (Boston, Massachusetts)

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
The following was submitted by the artist, September 2005.

A native New Englander, I now make my home in Plantation, Florida.  Life has given me the unique opportunity to combine the knowledge acquired in two related art fields into a series of personal styles.

My earliest studies began at the Boston Museum School at the age of six and continued periodically through 1964.   An additional art and art history background from studies at the University of Pennsylvania followed.

My own further development owes much to the in-depth study and understanding of the Old Masters and their techniques.  Beginning in 1961, this education was acquired in my other adopted profession as an art dealer, appraiser and conservator of fine paintings from the Renaissance through the Nineteenth Century.   Years of travel and intimate contact with the works, methods and styles of the great painters of the past have led me through evolutions in my own work based upon these most solid influences of art history.

I was a longtime member of the Appraisers Association of America holding the highest level of certification, on the Panel of Experts of the American Arbitration Association as well as the Broward County Panel of Arbitrators.


“Turning more  to his own painting in the early 1970’s and working primarilly  in oil and acrylic, we see affinities with the works of such artists as Monet, van Gogh and the debt owed to Impressionism.  But  what comes through is not a derivative art style, but rather one that is uniquely Mr. Nierman’s---a distillation of what is most stirring and emotional about these artists, combined into unique, vibrant canvases which demand and hold the  attention while stimulating the senses through powerful color, constantly  moving line, imaginative perspective and compositions.   Two dimensional surfaces take on a third dimension through his rich use of pigment.”  BOSTON  HERALD

“In recent years Mr. Nierman has experimented further and developed and even more personal, dynamic and certainly emotional  style in the medium of acrylics.  He often sacrifices detail further than in his earlier works for the development of overall impact and pure self-expression.  In these works, though the subject is always clear and present, textures, glazes, color and atmosphere take charge and the viewer is brought before and into a world which actually  changes with every subtle  change in the light which falls upon these paintings.  It can safely be said that Mr. Nierman has found his world---a world not satisfied to be purely decorative or hang passively on a wall.” NEWTON GRAPHIC


Springfield Art Museum
Berkshire Art Museum
Fort  Lauderdale Museum of Art
Arvest Gallery, Boston
Concourse Gallery, Boston
Copley Society, Boston
University Club, Boston
Newport Art Association, Newport, Rhode Island
Providence Art Club,  Providence, Rhode Island
Newton Public Library, Newton, Massachusetts
Broward  County Library, Florida
Yotnakparian Gallery, New York City
Anzardo  Fine Arts, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Highland Gallery, Carmel, California

Above One Person and group exhibitions  are a sampling of showings from a career spanning more than forty years.  Works are held in numerous corporate and private collections.

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