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lesch and Nestl?
lesch and Nestl?  
Hello,
I have come across and old print of a Western European cityscape with a bridge.On the top left corner of the print is printed in pencil copr. Rudolf Lesch New York and the bottom right is signed in pencil. It has what looks like a cursive sef. Jan or Ian Nestl or Nesle. I am just wondering if you may be familiar with this person and why they'd put Lesch's name on top. The painting has a very dark atmosphere to it, as if it is overcast or had rained. it is 22" x 26 1/2" with an outer 1 1/2" for matting. I have attached the signature.
Thanks!
Tim

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Greetings Mr. Clancy:

I can answer only half your question.  Rudolf Lesch Fine Arts was a publisher of mass-produced art reproductions.  Unfortunately, I cannot track down the specific artist.  But, every Rudolf Lesch Fine Arts print was coded (like a product number).  If you could find that number, your search for further information should be much easier.

Best wishes,
Jay Heuman

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Modern & Contemporary (1900 to the present) artists/schools, criticism/theory, media/techniques, subject/content.

Experience

10 years experience in non-profit art center/museum profession; currently Curator of Exhibitions (formerly Curator of Education) at a contemporary art center; organize exhibitions of artworks by local, regional, national and international contemporary artists; active in publishing, conference/symposia presentations, guest lectures, jury/selection committees, etc.

Organizations
Amreican Assocaition of Museums; National Art Education Association

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15 Bytes; Light Leaks; NAEA News; Recherche d'Art Canadien/Canadian Art Review (RACAR); etc.

Education/Credentials
BA (Visual Arts / Art History) and MA (Art History); specialization in Modern & Contemporary Art

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