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Tom Buckley graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York, Paris and Rome. Before coming to California, he worked in New York at McMillen, Inc. when Mrs. Elenore S. Brown was president.

Brown-Buckley, Inc. was established in Los Angeles in 1970. Corporate clients have been Northrop Aircraft Corp., Northern Trust Banks in California, and several real estate and brokerage houses.

Residential client’s span the country and abroad – pebble Beach, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, London and Paris. In 2007, Ambassador residence, London.

Brown-Buckley has been featured in Town & Country, Architectural Digest, House & Garden, House Beautiful, New York Times, and Los Angeles Times. For most recent interview see www.balustradeanbitters.com



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THOMAS BUCKLEY
INSPIRED BY LORSER FEITELSON
AT NAVONA

Lorser Feitelson (1898, New York – 1978, Los Angeles) rose to prominence on the West Coast as a founding fathers of Soutern California-based Hard Edge painting.

His sketchbooks from those early years reveal a firm foundation in Old Master style draftsmanship, Feitelson rethought his approach after viewing the legendary “International Exhibition of Modern Art” in 1913 in New York.

The controversial work of Matisse, Duchamp and the Italian Futurists had a profound affect on the young artist. By 1916, the eighteen year old set up a studio in Greenwich Village and set out to establish himself as a painter.

He made his first journey to Paris in 1919 and enrolled in life drawing at the Académie Colorossi. While in Paris, he made numerous trips throughout Europe before returning home to the States for good in 1927.

By the 1940s, Feitelson had developed the use of biomorphic or “Magical” forms. “In his Magical Forms, Feitelson began to paint more abstractly but retained the shallow space and modeling of his post surrealist work.” The ‘Magical Space Forms’ series of the 1950s and 60s culminated in the elegant figurative minimalist of the ‘Ribbon’ paintings in the 70s; “pure gesture engages the viewer with intimacy of an embrace.” Lorser Fetielson’s works are included in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; National Museum of American Art; Smithsonian Institution, Library Congress and National Gallery of Art; Brooklyn Museum of Art; Columbus Museum of Art; and other public and private collections.

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