20th/21st Century Art

April 2328, 2022
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LOT 77

Lot 77

David Nemerov (1894-1963)

David Nemerov (1894-1963)
Lot 77 Details
David Nemerov (1894-1963), American


Oil on canvas; signed “Nemerov” and dated ‘58 lower right.
18 ins x 24 ins; 45.7 cms x 61 cms

Estimate $400-$600

Realised: $192
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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David Nemerov (1894-1963)
  • David Nemerov (1894-1963)
  • David Nemerov (1894-1963)
  • David Nemerov (1894-1963)

Gifted from the artist to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB, Accession No. 1960.02;
Deaccessioned to benefit art purchases at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery


David Nemerov and his wife, Gertrude Russek, were a Russian-Jewish couple who lived in New York City and owned Russeks Clothing Store on Fifth Avenue. Nemerov worked at the store for 42 years. He rose from window dresser to president and later chairman of the board. He retired to Palm Beach to paint. David’s younger sisters were photographer Diane Arbus and sculptor/painter Renee Nemerov Sparkia Brown.


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LOT 77

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