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28/10/12

✿ Nigel VAN WIECK ✿









American painter and pastelist was born in the Unitied Kingdom in Bexley, Kent, in 1949.
Van Wieck has been living and working in New York, USA, since 1979. The fact that the artist is actually English is not apparent, in the least not in his works. They recall too much the works of American Realist artists, with whom he came in contact with after moving to America. At first it was the American Realist paintings of the late 19th century that impressed Van Wieck, such as those of Thomas Eakins or Winslow Homer. But even stronger was his fascination with the work of Edward Hopper, whose art he thought was exemplary and in whom he perceived a kindred spirit.Van Wieck exhibits in the United States and Europe.

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