'Tahitian Nude #02' by Edgar Leeteg
‘Tahitian Nude #02’ by Edgar Leeteg Oil on black velvet In original frame. A very rare piece by this famous artist! Circa 1940’s Provenance: From the Don Carlsmith Estate. Measures 34 x 26. Signed lower left. Condition: MINT. Framed and ready to hang. **If you are interested in this item, PLEASE CONTACT US at 808-227-2931 or email@example.com for more information and accurate shipping rates to your location. --- About the artist: Edgar William Leeteg (April 13, 1904 East St. Louis, Illinois – February 7, 1953 Papeete, Tahiti) was an American painter often considered the father of American velvet painting. He became a French citizen after immigrating to French Polynesia in 1933, where he spent the rest of his life painting the local life on black velvet. Leeteg's best work was done between the years 1933 and 1953. He lived in Cook's Bay, Tahiti, using the dark skinned women of the island as his models. His main subject was beautiful Polynesian women, and he painted them amidst their background, their culture and their history. The eroticism, colour and detail of these paintings made him famous.