Leonardo Nierman Signed 1970s “Cosmic Wind” Oil on Board Painting


A 1970s oil on board painting by the Mexican artist Leonardo Nierman (1932-2023). Titled Cosmic Wind, this abstract and vibrant work depicts a swooping gust of color rushing across a cool background of blue, green, and purple. A hazy red-orange sun hovers over the composition. Signed to the lower right, the painting is displayed in a frame with a hammered silver tone metal accent on the front.

Born in Mexico City to Eastern European immigrants, Nierman, whose full name is Leonardo Nierman Mendeljis, originally wanted to be a violinist but instead studied mathematics and physics at the National University of Mexico. He began his painting career by painting murals and went on receive numerous awards and accolades, including the Palme D'Or des Beaux Arts of Monaco in 1969 and being named a lifetime member of the Royal Society of the Arts in London. Nierman's works have been exhibited worldwide including at Mexico City's Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Detroit Institute of Arts, as well as many others.



21.25” W x 29.25” H x 1.25” D (frame), 15.5” W x 23.5” H (sight).

Condition notes:

Some scuffs and other wear to frame. Rip present to paper backing. Other age appropriate wear.

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