Steven Lawrence Sles (1940-2008,)
Watercolor on Heavy Paper
Signed - Steven Sles 64
h: 4.375" x w: 20.375" (sight)
Framed - Gold Wood w/Linen Insert (h: 8.25" x w: 24.25"
Condition: VERY, VERY GOOD, Frame linen insert has a stain
Steven L. Sles is a New Jersey-born contemporary artist, composer and musician. He was born with cerebral palsy, and was a scholar of Hans Hofmann, founder of Abstract Expressionism. Sles is an established and prolific mouth painter; he is most recognized for his variations of techniques, and fiery abstract palette.
"I don't paint with my mouth, I paint with my soul,"
Sles attended Bard College and graduated from Swarthmore College in 1962. After graduation, Sles became a working artist, painting in New York, Martinique, Paris and Cannes. He established a studio in Valencia, Spain.
His art has been displayed in public and private collections in nearly 50 countries, including a permanent collection at Buckingham Palace. Sles was included in 18 American and International "Who's Who" editions, and was a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London.
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