Leon Gaspard

1882 – 1964

Leon Gaspard


Vitebsk, Russia


Figure, street-landscape, and genre painting


Leon Schulman

Of Russian origin, he was fascinated with regional color, costumes and rituals, especially of local people of Taos, New Mexico where he arrived in 1919. His work of wide-ranging subjects is noted for its brilliant color and intricate patterning. His style combined elements of French Impressionism with Realism.

He was born in Vitebsk, near Moscow, into a family that nurtured his talents. By the age of fifteen he was taking art classes, and one of his fellow students was Marc Chagall.

Sold At Lone Star Art Auction

Leon Gaspard – L’ Ours Russe (A La Foire)
Leon Gaspard
(1882 – 1964)

L’ Ours Russe (A La Foire)

oil on canvas
23.25 x 30 inches
Sold for: $168,000