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Kaleidoscope - works by Mexican Master Leonardo Nierman


The Saint Louis University Museum of Art will host Kaleidoscope: Works by Mexican Master Leonardo Nierman.

The exhibition opens with a 6 p.m. reception on Friday October 8, and will conclude on December 31, 2010.

Paintings, tapestries, and sculptures come to life as Nierman's work captures the intensity of the dynamic forces that rule both his view of nature and, as a young man, the music that inspired him to become a classically trained violinist. His work is a rich mixture of elements drawn from personal preference and experience. In it, one finds a diverse interpretation of landscapes, the discoveries of modern science, and Nierman's love of music.

Maestro Nierman has had many exhibitions displayed internationally and in Mexico. His work has played a leading role in modern Mexican art.


Leonardo Nierman was born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1932. In 1951, he received his bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics at the University of Mexico. Later he studied the psychology of color and the harmony of form in space, both static and dynamic. These studies were instrumental in shaping his vision of nature, and in doing so, launched him on a search for a relationship between abstract art and the cosmic phenomena.

His works are collected worldwide, by individuals, corporations, museums and galleries.


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