Pedro J. de Lemos (1882-1954)

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Pedro J. de Lemos -
"Walls of Lugo"
10" x 12.5 "
Signed L.L.
Titled and signed lower left

Note: Guardsman's house which also had a stairway down to city streets.

Pedro J. de Lemos was the last nationally recognized leader of the American Arts & Crafts Movement.

Pastel, according to Lemos, went beyond mere drawing and could be brought to the highest levels of refinement in practiced hands. 'To work with a brush, the point is too distant from my hand, to work with a pencil the point covers space too slowly; therefore the [pastel] crayon with its blunt point (and turned edge if a fine line is needed) is chosen, as I can feel every line and shade as I press the crayon onto the wet surfaced paper…'

Source: Pedro de Lemos/Lasting Impressions: Works on Paper, 1910-1945, by Robert W. Edwards/2015