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Karen Lastre Art

Karen Lastre (USA, 1940–2018)

Karen Lastre was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1940. She moved to Texas in 1965, where she began to work as a painter in 1969. She had been influenced by the Color-Field Abstract Expressionist works of artists such as Mark Rothko. Her work has been purchased by private collectors throughout the United States and Europe. In 1994, she received a Merit Award at the Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville. She worked in a studio in Midtown at Art Square Studios. She showed her work in Dallas at the Mary Tomás Gallery, where she had an individual show in 2011. She passed in 2018.

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"Spiritual Advisor" Red, Orange, and Navy Modern Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
Modern abstract expressionist painting influenced by Mark Rothko's color field paintings that incorporates red, orange, and navy tones. Signed in lower right corner as well as titled...
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20th Century Abstract Karen Lastre Art

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Oil

“Sounding VI - The Path” Blue, Red, and Yellow Toned Modern Abstract Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
Modern abstract expressionist painting influenced by Mark Rothko's color field paintings that incorporates blue, red, and yellow tones. Signed, titled, and dated on back. Currently u...
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Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Karen Lastre Art

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Acrylic

“Sounding VII - The Path” Purple, Red, and Yellow Toned Modern Abstract Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
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Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Karen Lastre Art

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Acrylic

"Venetian Series-Portal 2-Phase 1" Purple Modern Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
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Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Karen Lastre Art

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Acrylic

“Fusion (Light into Heavy)” Blue and Red Modern Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
Large modern abstract expressionist painting influenced by Mark Rothko's color field paintings that incorporates blue and red tones. Signed in lower right front corner. Signed, title...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Karen Lastre Art

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Acrylic

Large Modern Abstract Expressionist Color Field Black, Red and White Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
Large modern abstract expressionist painting influenced by Mark Rothko's color field paintings that incorporates black, red, and white tones. Signed with her maiden name Barreto and ...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Karen Lastre Art

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Acrylic

"Spirit Suite-Earthscape III” Pink, Aqua, & Navy Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Karen Lastre Art

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Acrylic

“Sounds From Within - Sounding III” Large Modern Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
Large modern abstract expressionist painting influenced by Mark Rothko's color field paintings that incorporates purple, red, and yellow. Artist Biography: Karen Lastre was born in ...
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Early 2000s Expressionist Karen Lastre Art

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Acrylic

"Separate Issues II" Large Red and Yellow Modern Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
Large modern abstract expressionist painting influenced by Mark Rothko's color field paintings that incorporates maroon, red, yellow, and aqua tones. Artist Biography: Karen Lastre ...
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1990s Expressionist Karen Lastre Art

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Acrylic

“Portrait of an Exhibition III - For Tomaso" Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
Large burgundy toned gallery space of a selection of the artist's own work in the style of Mark Rothko's color field paintings. This piece is part of a series that the artist did exp...
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2010s Expressionist Karen Lastre Art

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Acrylic

“Portrait of an Exhibition” Large White Gallery Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
Massive white and orange toned gallery space of a selection of the artist's own work in the style of Mark Rothko's color field paintings. This piece is part of a series that the arti...
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2010s Expressionist Karen Lastre Art

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Acrylic

“Portrait of an Exhibition X - The Rose” Abstract Expressionist Gallery Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
Large black and white themed gallery space of a selection of the artist's own work in the style of Mark Rothko's color field paintings. This piece is part of a series that the artist...
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2010s Expressionist Karen Lastre Art

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Acrylic

“Portrait of an Exhibition - The Encounter” Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
Large scale painting of a gallery space of a selection of the artist's own work in the style of Mark Rothko's color field paintings. This piece is part of a series that the artist di...
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2010s Expressionist Karen Lastre Art

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Acrylic

Red and Brown Toned Gallery with Package and Abstract Expressionist Paintings
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
Large red and brown toned gallery space of a selection of the artist's own work in the style of Mark Rothko's color field paintings. This piece is part of a series that the artist di...
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1990s Abstract Karen Lastre Art

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Acrylic

Red Toned Abstract Expressionist Gallery Scene Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
Large red toned gallery space of a selection of the artist's own work in the style of Mark Rothko's color field paintings. This piece is part of a series that the artist did explorin...
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1990s Expressionist Karen Lastre Art

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Acrylic

“Alegria (Happiness)” Orange and Red Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Karen Lastre Art

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Acrylic, Canvas

“Portrait of an Exhibition IV - The Haunting" Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
Large red toned gallery space of a selection of the artist's own work in the style of Mark Rothko's color field paintings. This piece is part of a series that the artist did explorin...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Karen Lastre Art

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Acrylic

“Access to the Spirit” Blue and Red Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Karen Lastre Art

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Acrylic, Canvas

“In Search of Higher Understanding” Large Orange Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Karen Lastre Art

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Acrylic, Canvas

“Sounding V” Large Red, Orange, and Blue Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
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Early 2000s Abstract Expressionist Karen Lastre Art

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Acrylic, Canvas

Large Orange and Coral Pink Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
Large abstract expressionist painting influenced by Mark Rothko that incorporates orange and salmon pink tones. Canvas is not framed. Artist Biography: Karen Lastre was born in St....
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20th Century Expressionist Karen Lastre Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Large Maroon Red, Black, and Yellow Colorful Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
Large abstract expressionist painting influenced by Mark Rothko that incorporates maroon red, black, and yellow tones. The canvas is not framed. Artist Biography: Karen Lastre was b...
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20th Century Expressionist Karen Lastre Art

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Acrylic

“Nirvana - State of - I” Purple, Blue, Red Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Karen Lastre Art

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Acrylic, Canvas

“Lest the Circle be Broken” Red and Purple Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Karen Lastre Art

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Acrylic, Canvas

“Sounding VII - Sanctuary” Red, Orange, and Blue Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Karen Lastre Art

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Acrylic, Canvas

“Unexpected Pleasures” Red and Yellow Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Karen Lastre Art

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Acrylic

“Reflections of the Past” Blue, Yellow, and Pink Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
Large abstract expressionist painting influenced by Mark Rothko that consists of blue, pink, and yellow tones. The canvas is signed and titled by the artist. Canvas is not framed. A...
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20th Century Expressionist Karen Lastre Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

“The Awakening III” Orange and Purple Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Karen Lastre Art

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Acrylic, Canvas

“Passion Moving Towards” Red, Yellow, White Abstract Expressionist Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
Large abstract expressionist painting influenced by Mark Rothko that incorporates red, purple, yellow and white tones. The canvas is signed and titled by the artist. Canvas is not fr...
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20th Century Expressionist Karen Lastre Art

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Acrylic

Linear Orange and Grey Abstract Painting
By Karen Lastre
Located in Houston, TX
Orange, yellow and red tonal painting with a linear element. The line that stretches vertically along the canvas has brown and white tones causing it to stand out among the neutral t...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Karen Lastre Art

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Oil Pastel, Acrylic

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