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Lowell Nesbitt

American, 1933-1993

Lowell Nesbitt was one of the most celebrated and noted artists for his floral works of art. An artist with a highly personal style, he made realistic studies of many themes throughout his career. His most well-known series, and perhaps his most beautiful and poetic, are the more than four hundred works he created using the flower as a theme. Beginning with his first show in 1957, Nesbitt had more than 80 one-man shows. His painting, drawings and prints are included in the collections of many prestigious museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art in New York and the National Gallery of Fine Art in Washington, D.C.

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Pink Rose, Realist Flower Painting by Lowell Nesbitt 1976
By Lowell Nesbitt
Located in Long Island City, NY
A beautiful realist painting of a rose by American Artist, Lowell Nesbitt who was great inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe. Artist: Lowell Blair Nesbitt, American (1933 - 1993) Title: Pin...
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1970s Photorealist Lowell Nesbitt

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Oil, Canvas

Two Violet Roses 1974, Op Art Floral Oil on Canvas Painting
By Lowell Nesbitt
Located in Surfside, FL
Lowell Blair Nesbitt is an American painter, draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor. Although he worked in a variety of media and covered a wide range of subjects throughout his career, he is best known for his large, Photorealist botanical paintings. Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1933, Nesbitt earned a degree from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Later, he also studied at London’s Royal Academy of Arts. Working in stained glass and etching and also producing abstract paintings in his early career, a 1962 encounter with artist Robert Indiana led him to steer his aesthetic toward realism. Though he held his first solo show at the Baltimore Museum of Art in 1958, it was his 1964 debut at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. that would truly bring him to the attention of the art world. In this exhibit, his botanical series of paintings, drawings, and prints captivated the art world and public alike. The game-changing Corcoran Gallery show would send his career down the trajectory of sustained success. In 1976, Nesbitt moved from his New York City West 14th Street studio to a massive space located at 389 West 12th Street. The 12,500 square foot living and workspace supplied ample room for creating his enormous paintings (the largest was more than 30 feet long), but it also bragged an indoor swimming pool, a four-story atrium, and a rooftop area for entertaining. “The Old Stable,” as Nesbitt came to call it, soon became a popular hangout for celebrities, dignitaries, and other art world heavy hitters. Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Robert Motherwell, Larry Rivers, and James Rosenquist were all known to have frequented The Old Stable or to have at least paid a visit. Throughout his long career, Nesbitt was known as an artist who could successfully capture an array of diverse subject matter using a variety of techniques. Creating beyond his signature Photorealistic flowers and botanicals, Nesbitt produced paintings, drawings, and prints of everything from landscapes to reptiles to electronic components. He is even credited as the first artist to use computer parts as artistic subject matter. In 1980, the United States Postal Service honored his contributions to the art world with a series of four stamps based on his trademark floral paintings. Another unique honor arrived when Nesbitt became the official artist for NASA’s Apollo 9 and Apollo 13...
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1970s Lowell Nesbitt

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Canvas, Oil

Flowers 1978, Op Art Floral Oil Tempera on Board Roses Pop Art Large Painting
By Lowell Nesbitt
Located in Surfside, FL
Lowell Nesbitt (American, 1933-1993) Flower, 1978 tempera on board 60 1/2 x 40 1/2 inches. Provenance: Sold: Christie's East, May 18, 1999, Lot 224 Blair Nesbitt is an American painter, draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor. Although he worked in a variety of media and covered a wide range of subjects throughout his career, he is best known for his large, Photorealist botanical paintings. Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1933, Nesbitt earned a degree from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Later, he also studied at London’s Royal Academy of Arts. Working in stained glass and etching and also producing abstract paintings in his early career, a 1962 encounter with artist Robert Indiana led him to steer his aesthetic toward realism. Though he held his first solo show at the Baltimore Museum of Art in 1958, it was his 1964 debut at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. that would truly bring him to the attention of the art world. In this exhibit, his botanical series of paintings, drawings, and prints captivated the art world and public alike. The game-changing Corcoran Gallery show would send his career down the trajectory of sustained success. In 1976, Nesbitt moved from his New York City West 14th Street studio to a massive space located at 389 West 12th Street. The 12,500 square foot living and workspace supplied ample room for creating his enormous paintings...
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1970s Pop Art Lowell Nesbitt

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Canvas, Oil

Flower Painting by Lowell Nesbitt "Rose Iris", 1982
By Lowell Nesbitt
Located in Washington, DC
Oil painting by Lowell Nesbitt (1933 - 1993). Titled "Rose Iris" and dated 1982. Wonderful vibrant painting in excellent condition. In 1958...
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1980s Pop Art Lowell Nesbitt

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Oil, Canvas

Moon Shot (NASA official commission—74 x 114 inches), Lowell Nesbitt
By Lowell Nesbitt
Located in Auburn Hills, MI
Original oil painting on canvas, 1970. Size: 72 x 108 inches. Signed, titled, dated on verso. Provenance: Andrew Crispo Gallery, New York, NY. Notes: This is one of the resulting lunar paintings from Lowell Nesbitt’s commission as the official artist for the NASA Apollo 13 space mission. In 1969, artist Lowell Nesbitt was invited by NASA to create artwork to commemorate the Apollo 9...
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1970s Photorealist Lowell Nesbitt

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Oil, Canvas

“Studio Bottles”
By Lowell Nesbitt
Located in Warren, NJ
with Edwin A Ulrich Museum of Art label to verso Measurements Frame: 46 1/2 by 50 1/4 inches Weight 11 lbs Condition with stain to upper right, some areas of vertical cracking to ...
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20th Century Lowell Nesbitt

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Oil

Six Robes (75 x 117 inches), Lowell Nesbitt - Painting
By Lowell Nesbitt
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Lowell Nesbitt (1933-1993) Title: Six Robes Year: 1974 Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 74 x 117 inches Condition: Good Inscription: Signed, dated, titled by the artist, verso Pro...
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1970s Photorealist Lowell Nesbitt

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Canvas, Oil

Lotus (Shar Pei) in the Studio (75 x 90 inches), Lowell Nesbitt - Painting
By Lowell Nesbitt
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Lowell Nesbitt (1933-1993) Title: Lotus in the Studio Year: 1978 Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 75 x 90 inches Condition: Good Inscription: Signed, dated, titled by the artist,...
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1970s Photorealist Lowell Nesbitt

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Canvas, Oil

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