Son of one of the most successful painters and father to another, destined to be one of the most-reproduced artists of recent times, Gerhard Nesvadba was born near Darmstadt in war-torn West Germany in 1941. Two years later, his parents moved to Austria
Apart from his father's encouragement, the few details of Nesvdba's early life and training include a high school teacher who recognized the talent in the young man who was constantly drawing and painting.
The artist's brilliant debut exhibition in Austria at age 27 was followed by a remarkable string of European exhibitions in his 30s. Extensive traveling throughout Europe gave Nesvadba his love for landscapes, and his immediate, extraordinary success in the Impressionist style was rewarded by a lifetime commitment to the genre.
Little more is known of the man, but a great deal can be observed in his paintings. Whereas gifted musicians are born with perfect pitch, Nesvadba belongs to the small cadre of genuinely skilled artists who have an innate command of the foundations of composition, colour and light.
Traditional in approach, yet extremely personal in application, Nesvadba's rural landscapes and cottage scenes are effused with tranquil sunlight. In each landscape, look for coolness of distant mountains and clouds in classic balance with brilliant fields of color. His proportions are unerring, his enjoyment of the balanced asymmetry of nature is warm and witty, and his love of his work is evident in every piece. Having made a name for himself as a celebrated landscape artist, Gerhard Nesvadba's work is highly sought after throughout Europe and the United States.
If approaching the gallery from Penrith or the M6 heading East on the A66 there is a major diversion in place to the gallery via Motherby. Instead of this we would recommend taking the first turning right to Newbiggin shortly after the Rheged roundabout, follow the road through the village and then turn left as you come out of the village. Follow the road up the hill past the recycling centre and turn right at the bend where you will see our brown tourist board sign, follow the lane and signs to the gallery. Altenatively take B5288 from Penrith to Greystoke turning left left to the gallery less than a quarter of a mile out of Greystoke.
Otherwise please follow the diversion signs on the A66 - they will successfully get you here but it will take 10 minutes longer.
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