# 5250 Hilton Leech abstract modern art expressionist landscape painting - For Sale

# 5250 Hilton Leech abstract modern art expressionist landscape painting
Price: $750.00
Hilton Leech abstract modern art expressionist movement landscape oil painting on artist board. The contrast between the murky greens and the brilliant orange red creates a subtle tension and moodiness. Measures 16.5 inches high x 12.5 inches wide framed, unframed 14 inches high by 10 inches wide. C1950 to 1960. Hilton Leech was a master watercolorist and painter. He was inventive and experimented with a variety of mediums and combined them with watercolor to advance the medium of watercolor beyond the purist aesthetic, mixing the rich quality of casein glazed with colored inks thus creating a range of textures and redefining opaqueness and transparency with a combination of stencils, watercolor and liquid plastics. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1906 and died in 1969. Hilton Leech was 20 before he made up his mind to become an artist. He knew he liked to draw and paint and had won a few local contests. His first love was nature and combined with his artistic aptitudes he decided to enroll in the Grand Central Art School and later studied lithography at the Art Students League.His association with his instructors Arshile Gorky and George Pearce Ennis at the Grand Central Art School moved his career forward as Mr. Ennis hired him as his assistant. In 1931, they came to Sarasota to teach at the new Ringling Art School. Later, Ennis returned to New York and while Leech continued to teach during the winter season for ten years at the Ringling and in the summer had his own school at Amagansett, Long Island. NOTE: we have provided an example of his full signature as and extra image for your review. This painting is signed Hilton lower right. Shipping extra. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut add 6.35% state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes,tariffs or customs that might apply. *** If you wish to see examples of similar items we have sold and/or appraised please go to our affiliate site www.OneofaKindAntiques.com and click the Archives / Homepage logo *** This piece is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Tpke Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiques.com

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