Description

    William Lewis Lester (American, 1910-1991)
    Edge of Water
    Oil on masonite
    22-1/2 x 28 inches (57.2 x 71.1 cm)
    Signed and titled on the reverse: WM Lester / Edge of Water

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED COLLECTION OF EARLY TEXAS ART

    PROVENANCE:
    David Dike Fine Art, Dallas;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    Having studied under Olin Travis at the Dallas Institute of Art, William Lewis Lester joined the innovative and young group of Texas Regionalist and Modernist that included Jerry Bywaters and Otis Dozer called the Dallas Nine. This group would excel making Dallas one of the most dynamic centers of American Regionalism during the 1930s and 1940s. Utilizing vivid colors, strong compositions, and increasingly abstract forms to convey their ideas and feelings toward a particular subject. The results were captivating, often surrealistic.




    Condition Report*:

    There appears to be tiny specks of paint loss throughout with associated craquelure, possibly related to particular pigments, most notably brown and dark blue; under UV exam, there appears to be no previous restoration. Framed Dimensions 28.25 X 33.25 Inches

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    May, 2016
    21st Saturday
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