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Leon Gaspard

Leon Gaspard

Paintings

Nationality: Russian/American

Biography:
Although Leon Gaspard established his early career as a painter of Russian peasant subjects, he ultimately found commercial success in Taos, New Mexico, with his expressive portraits of Pueblo Indians. Born in 1882 outside of Moscow, Gaspard as a boy traveled with his fur-trader father throughout Russia, China, Mongolia, Tibet, and northern Africa, becoming fascinated with ethnography. His art training in Vitebsk introduced him and fellow student Marc Chagall to Post-Impressionist color, which he coupled with an attention to draftsmanship after studying in 1901 at the Académie Julien. By the 1910s, Gaspard had developed his signature composition: vividly colored, densely populated landscapes with Russian peasants parading at festivals, caravanning through the snow, or gathering at the town market. This same interest in village daily life appears in his paintings from Taos, where he and his wife settled after World War I, thanks in large measure to their friendship with painter Herbert "Buck" Dunton.

 

Leon Gaspard Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
LEON GASPARD (Russian/American, 1882-1964) Siberian Girl (No. 14), 1922 Oil on silk laid on board 12-1/2 x 15-1/2 inc
LEON GASPARD (Russian/American, 1882-1964) Siberian Girl (No. 14), 1922 Oil on silk laid on board 12-1/2 x 15-1/2 inc...
Lot 70031
Auction 5148
Thursday, November 14, 2013
$118,750
PROPERTY FROM THE WICHITA CENTER FOR THE ARTS  LEON GASPARD (American, 1882-1964) Russian Girl in the Czar's Chapel
PROPERTY FROM THE WICHITA CENTER FOR THE ARTS LEON GASPARD (American, 1882-1964) Russian Girl in the Czar's Chapel ...
Lot 79169
Auction 5035
Thursday, May 27, 2010
$62,737.50
LEON GASPARD (Russian/American, 1882-1964) Russian Woman, 1914 Oil on canvasboard 8-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches (21.6 x 26.7
LEON GASPARD (Russian/American, 1882-1964) Russian Woman, 1914 Oil on canvasboard 8-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches (21.6 x 26.7 ...
Lot 68003
Auction 5211
Saturday, May 2, 2015
$20,000.00
LEON GASPARD (Russian/American, 1882-1964) Burro Oil on panel 4-3/4 x 7 inches (12.1 x 17.8 cm) Signed lower left:
LEON GASPARD (Russian/American, 1882-1964) Burro Oil on panel 4-3/4 x 7 inches (12.1 x 17.8 cm) Signed lower left: ...
Lot 68001
Auction 5211
Saturday, May 2, 2015
$4,250.00
LEON GASPARD (Russian/American, 1882-1964) Harnessed Horses Oil on panel 4-3/4 x 7 inches (12.1 x 17.8 cm) Signed lo
LEON GASPARD (Russian/American, 1882-1964) Harnessed Horses Oil on panel 4-3/4 x 7 inches (12.1 x 17.8 cm) Signed lo...
Lot 68002
Auction 5211
Saturday, May 2, 2015
$3,250.00

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Leon Gaspard (Russian/American, 1882-1964) Taos Maiden Oil on board 15-1/4 x 20 inches (38.7 x 50.8 cm) Signed lower...
Leon Gaspard (Russian/American, 1882-1964) Taos Maiden Oil on board 15-1/4 x 20 inches (38.7 x 50.8 cm) Signed lower... (1)

Auction 5372
Thursday, November 8, 2018
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