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Leon Gaspard

 (1882 - 1964)
Leon Shulman Gaspard was active/lived in New Mexico / France, Africa, Mexico, Russian Federation.  Leon Gaspard is known for figure, street-landscape, and genre painting.

Biography  
Leon Gaspard


Of Russian origin, he was fascinated with regional color, costumes and rituals, especially of local people of Taos, New Mexico where he arrived in 1919. His work of wide-ranging subjects is noted for its brilliant color and intricate patterning. His style combined elements of French Impressionism with Realism.

He was born in Vitebsk, near Moscow, into a family that nurtured his talents. By the age of fifteen he was taking art classes, and one of his fellow students was Marc Chagall.

Seeking more training, Gaspard moved to Paris and enrolled in the Academie Julian. He was enamored of French Impressionism, the abstract, innovative painting of Modigliani and Matisse, and especially by the expressive style of the sculpture of Ro  ...  Displaying 750 of 10387 characters.



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About  Leon Gaspard

Born:  1882 - Vitebsk, Russia
Died:   1964 - Taos, New Mexico
Known for:  figure, street-landscape, and genre painting