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F. Lucas (Cuban/Venezuelan/American, Contemporary) Original Oil On Canvas "Cathedral Towers, Salamanca, Spain"
This is fascinating on a number of levels. First, this painting is magnificent. The colors and use of light, the wonderful effect, is superb. It is a night view extremely well done. The other fascination is caused by the real identity and life of the artist. Her name is Maria Josefa De Castellon. I have included some interesting facts about her at the end of the listing.
Medium: Oil On Canvas.
Size: Canvas 20" by 24". Framed 28" by 32".
Condition: Very Good.
Background of the artist:
F. Lucas, actually Maria Josefa De Castellon. She was born in Cuba, from parents who were Spanish immigrants. In 1961, she and her family decided to leave Cuba, and emigrated to Venezuela. Eventually she decided to become a citizen of Venezuela. Venezuela being her new country, she fell in love with the marvelous landscape of that beautiful land, and she made it a point to capture this grandeur in her paintings, with all the magnificence and vibrant coloring, and freshness that nature created there.
She had a successful career in Venezuela, with countless exhibitions. Her work was lauded by the art critics and the press. To assist her husband in his business relationships, once more she was forced to change the brush and the spatula, for pencil and paper, and during several years she stopped painting to become a successful business woman.
In 1993 she came to the United States to be close to her children who were living here. When she arrived in this country, she resumed painting. The memories for the beautiful countryside and landscapes of her native Cuba, inspired her to include these wonderful memories in her paintings.
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