Vincent Nesbert (Polish/American, 1898-1976) emigrated to the US in 1914. He studied at the Carnegie Institute of Technology and the National Academy of Design 1920-1921. Upon graduation from the National Academy of Design he received the Joseph Pulitzer Prize for a year study abroad. Vincent Nesbert joined the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in August, 1928. He later served as dean of the Art Institute for many years. He exhibited in the 1922-1927, 1929-1931 Carnegie International Exhibition. In 1933 he began the task of painting murals in the Allegheny County Court House, entitled Justice, Peace and Industry, which took several years to complete. Vincent Nesbert died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1976.
Sources include: Askart Archives Life in Western Pennsylvania Westmoreland Museum of American Art Who Was Who in American Art (listed as Nesbart)
This particular painting was originally sold at Christies East in 1987. See below for catalog information). Although the high auction price is listed at $4,600.00, an expert friend of mine informed me the majority of his artwork has been sold through galleries at substantial sales prices. As with all artwork from a particular artist, the quality and appeal of the individual painting truly determines price.
Medium: Oil on panel.
Title: Female Nude.
Size: 24 3/4 by 19-3/4 inches (62.9 by 50.2 cm); framed 29 1/2 by 24 1/2 by 2 inches.
Signed lower right: V. Nesbert
Condition: There appears to be pinholes along edges and some surface grime.
Provenance: Christie's East, Lot 262, November 10, 1987 (as Victor Nesbitt)
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