Nicholas de Stael was a French painter known for his highly abstract landscape painting created using thick layers of paint. A dedicated artist who lived for painting, de Stael achieved both wealth and fame in his life time.
Nicolas de Stael was born on Jan. 5, 1914, in St. Petersburg, the son of a wealthy baron. Nicolas's mother encouraged him to draw and paint at a very early age. In 1919 the Russian Revolution forced the family into exile in Poland. Within 2 years his parents were dead, and Nicolas was sent to Brussels to study humanities. In 1932 he entered the Royal Academy of Art there.
In the 1930s, he travelled throughout Europe, including Spain, Italy, Morocco, and Algeria eventually settling in Paris in 1938.
In 1941, he moved to Nice where he met Jean Arp, Sonia Delaunay and Robert Delaunay, and these artists would inspire his first abstract paintings
During the late 1940’s and 50’s de Stael had considerable commercial successes both in Europe and the USA. At the same time he was suffering from exhaustion, insomnia and depression and on March 16, 1955, he committed suicide in Antibes.
As I have limited time to dedicate to my art I am producing some smaller lower cost pieces which to date have been received exceptionally well and I thank my customers who continue to support my work.
Below is a new piece which I have kept close to the style of Nicholas de Stael and feel free to click on the link to view more images and details.