VIOLA ADORATA by Lowell Nesbitt
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VIOLA ADORATA by Lowell Nesbitt is one of his finest works in the graphic medium. The image size of “Viola Adorata” is 30″ X 38″ plus full margins. This print was published in edition of 250. It is a pencil signed, limited edition serigraph.
This print is in a flawless state of preservation and has not been framed or mounted. This is one of the most beautiful prints created by Lowell Nesbitt which is why they are seldom offered, especially mint pieces that have not been framed or mounted.
The background color is a soft silver which really makes the image stand out.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Lowell Blair Nesbitt (October 4, 1933 – July 8, 1993) was an American painter, draughtsman, printmaker, and sculpture. He served as the official artist for the NASA Apollo 9, and Apollo 13 space missions; in 1976 the United States Navy commissioned him to paint a mural in the administration building on Treasure Island spanning 26 feet x 251 feet, then the largest mural in the United States; and in 1980 the United States Postal Service honored Lowell Nesbitt by issuing four postage stamps depicting his paintings.
In 1958 the Baltimore Museum of Art hosted the first solo museum exhibit that Nesbitt was to have in his lengthy career, but it was in 1964 with his debut at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Museum) in Washington D.C. that Nesbitt received greater recognition. Nesbitt was often classified as a Photorealist artist, though he fought inclusion with this group of artists throughout his career. Nesbitt established himself as an artist who could employ both diversity of technique and subject matter while creating paintings, drawings and prints.
To honor Nesbitt’s contributions to the art world, in 1980, the United States Postal Service issued four stamps based on his floral paintings. He also served as the official artist for the NASA space flights of Apollo 9 and Apollo 13. Nesbitt was found dead in his New York studio in 1993 at the age of 59. Police stated he died of natural causes.