Provenance : Purchased from New York Dealer Abadda in 1998/99.
Certificate of Authenticity : Art Brokerage
Art Brokerage: Charles Levier French Artist: b. 1920-2003: Charles Levier, aka Maurice Verrier, was born in 1920 of a French Father and an American Mother in Corsica. He held a fascination with color and form that led him, at age seventeen, to the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs for private studies. World War II broke out and Levier served in the French army in North Africa, later becoming Liaison Officer with the U.S. Office of Strategic Services. Coming to America to live, Levier divided his time between the United States and France. Leviers' first one-man show took place at the Galerie Constantine in Lyons in 1949, followed by an American debut in Los Angeles in 1950. In 1955, he came to the attention of Dr. Lilienfeld of Van-Diemen, Lilienfeld Gallery in New York City. Dr. Lilienfeld was widely respected, and his personal enthusiasm of Levier's work was instrumental in establishing him as a significant artist and proved a most valuable introduction to numerous collectors. Levier is first and foremost a figurative painter, dramatic and expressionistic, definitive yet seductive, yet always subtle with carefully considered colors.
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