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Nicolas de Staël

Russian-French, 1914–1955

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Nicolas de Staël

Russian-French, 1914–1955

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Known for his evocative abstract landscapes and still lifes, Nicolas de Stael developed a bold style that earned him international acclaim. He had a rare ability to convey a sense of his subject without resorting to literal representation, achieved largely through the adept use of color and liberal application of paint; his works are often thick with impasto. De Stael’s compressed layered compositions and emphasis on rectangular forms are evidence of his engagement with Cubism; Georges Braque was his friend and neighbor in Paris during the 1940s.

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High auction record
€20m, Christie's, 2019
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Solo show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou, and 1 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Biography

Known for his evocative abstract landscapes and still lifes, Nicolas de Stael developed a bold style that earned him international acclaim. He had a rare ability to convey a sense of his subject without resorting to literal representation, achieved largely through the adept use of color and liberal application of paint; his works are often thick with impasto. De Stael’s compressed layered compositions and emphasis on rectangular forms are evidence of his engagement with Cubism; Georges Braque was his friend and neighbor in Paris during the 1940s.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Auction
High auction record
€20m, Christie's, 2019
User
Solo show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Fair
Included in a major biennial
documenta
Articles Featuring Nicolas de Staël
What Sold at FIAC
Oct 21st, 2019
What Sold at FIAC
$22-Million Nicolas de Staël Painting Breaks Auction Record at Christie’s in Paris
Oct 17th, 2019
$22-Million Nicolas de Staël Painting Breaks Auction Record at Christie’s in Paris
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