(1894 - 1966)
Lawrence A. Lebduska was active/lived in New York, Maryland / Germany. Lawrence Lebduska is known for fantasy-naive animal and figure painting, stained glass, murals.
Biography Lawrence Lebduska
Born in Baltimore, Maryland to a Bohemian family, Lawrence Lebduska learned art related crafts at the age of five on a return trip to Bohemia. He was educated in Leipzig where he learned the stained glass craft. At the age of 18 he returned to the United States and his first job was with Elsie de Wolfe for whom he did wall decorations.
In 1912, he began decorative mural painting and painting on canvas for pleasure. Although he had no formal art training, his fanciful animal scenes, portraits and pseudo-historical themes, had bold colors and subjects resembling Fauvre or French experimental painting. His work made quite an impression in the 1930s and is credited for inspiring Abby Aldrich Rockefeller to assemble her
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