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Artist of the moment……Nadia Leger Khodossievitch

Nadia Leger Khodossievitch was born in 1904. For her artistic education she started drawing lessons at the age of fifteen at the Academie Below. Nadia also studied at the School of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland in addition to studying with one of the pioneers of abstract art, Kazimir Malevich.

Her first husband was also a painter, Stan Grabowski.

Nadia Leger then moved to Paris to be with her future husband Fernand Leger and to study in Paris at the Modern Art school where Fernand Leger was a professor. Nadia was in charge of running his atelier. Though the two met for the first time in the 1920s, the two would not marry until 1952. Nadia also played a key role in developing the paintings of Fernand Leger for ceramics and sculpture.

Nadia Leger passed away in 1982.

Price range information: Nadia Leger painted mainly in watercolors and gouache in addition to being a printmaker. Prices range from $4,000 to $20,000.

Nadia Leger was married to two professional artists, her second husband Fernand Leger will be the next post.



Artist of the moment……Leon Gaspard

Leon Gaspard was born in Vitebsk, Russia Empire  in the year 1882. Gaspard was renowned for his paintings of landscapes and small towns of Russia and Asia. Gaspard enjoyed making works with large crowds of people. For his mediums of choice Gaspard worked in oils for the most part but did use watercolor, gouache, and pastels in addition.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $800,000.

His father was a salesman of rugs and furs. His mother loved to play the piano.

For his artistic education Gaspard attended the Academy Julien located in Paris, France. Gaspard also studied with famed figure painter Willaim Adolphe- Bougereau.Whilst in school his parent’s passed away and though he quit studying, he was far enough advanced as artist to find a dealer to represent his work.

Gaspard met and married an American woman who was a professional ballerina. He joined the French Aviation Corps and was injured in the field.

The couple moved back to the United States. The couple lived in New York City before relocating to the Taos, New Mexico area.

Once in Taos, New Mexico the artist flourished and gained much attention and fame for his paintings of his native Russian homeland.

Leon Gaspard passed away in 1964.

What I love about the Russian Impressionist painters is their color palette. The sky is full of amazing blue grey color and clothes are a great compliment to the skies.