Lawrence Fine Art to Show "Leon Dabo: Jolie Fleurs" Opening June 12

  • EAST HAMPTON, New York
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  • May 29, 2014

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Leon Dabo, Taillories, July 12, 1939, oil on panel, 13 x 18 1/4

Lawrence Fine Art will open "Leon Dabo:  Jolie Fleurs" at its East Hampton Gallery on Thursday, July 12 with a gallery talk on the artist Saturday, July 14. The exhibition will highlight Dabo's florals in pastel and on canvas with contributions from Sullivan Goss Gallery, Santa Barbara, California and from Stillwell House Antiques, Manalapan, NJ. The gallery will also offer for sale Leon Dabo's Floral Oils, which contains an essay on Dabo's florals by William Gerdts.  The exhibition will continue for two-and-a-half weeks.

"Dabo's florals are not something you normally see exhibited in the Hamptons," said gallery owner Howard Shapiro.  "However, beauty trumps all and these works are some of the most exquisite we have seen."

Dabo (1865-1965),a French-born American artist who was considered the prime student of Whistler, is celebrated as much for his contributions to Tonalist painting, muralism, and Aesthetic Movement still life painting as he is for his role in organizing the 1913 "Armory Show". His work is held in numerous museum collections.

Lawrence Fine Art is mounting the exhibition with the help of Sullivan Goss Gallery.  "Kudos to Sullivan Goss for all they have done to reintroduce Dabo's work to contemporary collectors and kudos for the wonderful scholarship on Dabo they have produced," said Shapiro.

Paul Gallagher of Stillwell House Antiques will give a gallery talk  "In Plain Daylight:  Rediscovering a Lost Master" on Saturday, June 14 at 4:30 pm at the gallery.

Howard Shapiro
Lawrence Fine Art

Lawrence Fine Art
37 Newtown Lane
East Hampton, New York
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Lawrence Fine Art specializes in contemporary and historic-modern art.

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