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Lot 5677
  • ARTIST: Wayne Ensrud
  • TITLE: Le Pont St. Michele
  • MEDIUM: Oil on Canvas
  • SIGNED: Signed - bottom
  • DIMENSIONS: 32 X 39 in. - framed
  • CONDITION: Excellent Condition, not examined outside of frame.

    A Certificate of Authenticity accompanied with the piece.

    Private Collection, Palm Beach, Fl.


    This painting comes with an appraisal for $17,500.00. The appraisal will be included with the painting.

    Wayne Ensrud was born in Minnesota where he received his BFA from the Minneapolis Institute of Art. As a student he met Oskar Kokoschka, the artist-in-residence at the Institute, who profoundly influenced Ensrud's work and has remained his friend and mentor ever since.
    In 1975 Wayne Ensrud was invited to be the first American painter to exhibit at the French Institute Gallery, N.YC., where he exhibited watercolors of the Bordeaux chateaux and wineyards. His renown in the wine world has led to his designing wine menus and posters for some of New York's finest French Restaurants, including Lutece, Chez Pascal and Residence. In the New York area Ensrud has received commissions to design seven life sized etched mirrors and three seven-foot canvases for the elegant restaurant Le Premier and also an engraved lucite wall for the famous restaurant Nanni II Valletto.
    Ensrud's individuality is positive, refreshing and clearly definitive. His subject matter is as varied as his moods whether he is doing landscape, seascape, or portraiture, an impression of a place he has seen or someth,ing he feels. Combined in his work is an explosive, versatile, extremely skillful use of color, varied emotional tensions and an uninhibited creative imagination. His best work is quite free, happy and not labored or overworked. He creates a moving, beautiful, sometimes violent impression. Ensrud's painting are distinguished by his luminous use of color and intensity. They are life affirmative, a celebration of being. Ensrud continues to believe that it is the artistic responsibility to reveal through color the truth and spirit in every form.
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