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Lespinasse, Herbert

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00108478
Lespinasse, Herbert

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American, 20th century, male.

Active also active in France.

Born 13 June 1884, in Stanford (Connecticut); died 3 September 1972, in Stanford (Connecticut).

Painter, engraver. Landscapes, seascapes, architectural views, boats.

Herbert Lespinasse studied in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts, attended the Bateau-Lavoir studio, met Juan Gris who introduced him to cubism, and spent some time in St-Tropez. His compositions, depicting coastal scenes, boats and skyscrapers, combine rigorous drawing with a degree of chaos. In 1909 he became an associate of the Salon Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, and exhibited there and at the Salon d'Automne and the Salon des Tuileries....

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Subjects: Painting ; Architecture ; Prints and Printmaking ; 20th-Century Art ; Art of the United States

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