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    WILLIAM LESTER (1910-1991)
    Evening, 1957-1959
    Oil on linen
    44 x 34 inches (111.8 x 86.4 cm)
    Signed upper left
    Signed, dated, and titled verso

    Strong linear elements provide the basis for this abstract composition of high-rise buildings in the 1950s. As commented in the prior painting, this is an excellent example of William Lester's evolution from the rural subject matter or the Texas Regionalists to urban themes and modernism.

    Provenance:
    Estate of William Lester
    Valley House Gallery
    Acquired from the above by the present owner



    Condition Report*: Excellent condition with minor inpainting in sky. Original artist-designed period frame in excellent condition.
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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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