Oil on canvas, 27" by 18 1/2" (34" by 26" as framed) by well listed National Academician artist Lenard Kester (1917-1997). Kester was a familiar name on the California and national art scene for many decades; he achieved associate status in the National Academy by 1958 and was made a full academician in 1994, shortly before his death. Kester was a Disney artist for many years, painting backgrounds for the Hollywood film industry. This painting, which I have titled myself, shows a man and a woman in conversation, interestingly framed between two types of flowers and platters of fruit sitting on a foreground table.....a very complex and interesting composition by an obviously talented artist, the works of whom have appeared at Butterfields auction. There is some very minor small paint loss, not serious.
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