|About the Book|
Mira Lehr has been called the mistress of light by 60 Minutes correspondent, Morley Safer, the spiritual heir to OKeeffe, in the London Times Literary Supplement and a painter not of this world by Oxford poet, Kelley Grovier. As a young female artist in the 50s and 60s, Lehr was at the forefront of abstract expressionism and the New York School having studied with the Billmyers, Hans Hoffman and Motherwell. Lehr was born in Brooklyn and studied art, art history and philosophy at Vassar College. She later became a force in the mobilisation of women artists in cities like Miami, where she co-founded the Continuum Gallery. Lehr was chosen as an original participant with Buckminster Fuller on the first World Game Scenario Project at the New York Studio School. Mira Lehr, Nature in Art presents Lehrs work and career as an artist continuing over five decades. The artists expression of nature through various media is explored by Eleanor Heartney, arts and cultural critic. Heartney analyses Lehrs work, her background and the process involved in her artistry as well as her drive as a woman artist. The book also features a 2014 interview conducted by Irving Sandler, art historian, writer and critic at Lehrs home in Miami Beach and a Foreword by Thom Collins, Director of the Miami Art Museum. Lehrs own writing and reflections throughout the book reveal her metaphysical nature. Mira Lehr, Nature in Art, a beautiful large format art book features over 100 images of Lehrs art - compelling paintings, sculpture and video in brilliant colour.