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Pushkin Gardens



This work demonstrates Leonard Lehrer’s primacy as a printmaker. Marrying together bold lines with subtle shading, he creates a remarkable three-dimensionality. This beautiful rendition of the opulent Pushkin Gardens, Russia’s first landscape garden when it was built in about 1770 by Catherine the Great, simultaneously has the character of a line drawing with the aliveness of the hyperrealists. This technique, found in all of Lehrer’s Formal Gardens works and a Lehrer hallmark, is difficult to achieve successfully in the challenging arena of lithography.

Perhaps more important to Lehrer’s legacy is his interweaving of classical balance and extreme order, on the one hand, with a romantic vision on the other. He was deeply interested in structure and balance and harmony, with the result of great but restrained beauty.

This work was done while Lehrer was the Director of the School of Art at Arizona State University, working with the legendary print-maker Jules Heller, and was printed at the equally-legendary Tamarind Institute with the assistance of master printmaker Ben Q. Adams.

This work is part of Lehrer’s Formal Garden series, which also includes “Formal Gardens” (1975), “View of St. Petersburg (1978), “Sabika” (1972), “Royal Garden (Herrenhausen)” (1977), “Italianate Garden” (1973), and “La Granja de San Ildefonso” (1978).

Lehrer is among the country’s leading printmakers, with works at The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The National Gallery of Art, and The Bibliotheque Nationale de France.

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Excellent Condition



Lithograph, Print

Signing, Dating, and Titling



Modern Print-Makers


Relief print from stone engraving lithograph in black ink
White Crisbook Waterleaf
Printed at Tamarind Institute by the artist in collaboration with Master Printer Ben Q. Adams.
Hand-signed in Pencil by the artist en recto lower right. Titled in pencil by the artist en recto center. Numbered in pencil by the artist en recto lower left.  Bearing the blindstamp of Tamarind Institute.
The sixth impression from the edition of 25.
Custom matted and framed in a black-painted heavy wood frame behind 99% UV-filtering Plexiglass.
Excellent Condition.
Framed Size:
25 in. (h) × 33 in. (w) x 1.25 in. (d)
Sheet Size:
22 in. (h) x 29.75 in. (w)
Image Size:
20 in. (h) x 27 in. (w)
Exhibition History:
Exhibited at Grant Jacks Incorporated, New York
EA Quenson, The Art of Leonard Lehrer (West Germany, 1986), p. 24.
Tamarind Catalog Number 73-706.
From the artist through the Marian Locks Gallery to the corporate art collection of AT&T, then purchased by the Washington Color Gallery.

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