George Nemethy was born in 1952 in New York City. The Nemethy family immigrated from Hungary and consisted of six artists, all pupils of their late father Albert Sz. Nemethy. The children Julien, Albert Jr., George, Veronica, and the twins Kristina and Georgina. All of them were taught and inspired by their respected father, an American traditional and well groomed marine painter of high regard. George, as a pupil of his late father, became an artist through his inspiration and teachings. George is known for his pastoral miniature sail boat oil paintings. As a 20th century artist he was greatly inspired when he was young by Persian miniatures. Out of this fondness and extensive studying of these models, a devotion to intimacy and solitude was born. Devoting extreme patience to detail, achieving mastery to each and every work with his use of color and size.
Creating pastel hues across the waters with shimmering highlights, and puffed clouds pulling down to the sea, there is a magic being created. In his pieces we can find all the qualities that so many are in love with, and the reason why his paintings are sought after by elite collectors, sailors, and curators. His dreamy puffed clouds that are so effortlessly contrasted with the majestic blues in his sky and water, piece together this absolutely breath taking works. What creates an even more shocking and delightful surprise is, in almost every sailboat painting, if you look closely enough you will find tiny people depicted in the sail boat. In this piece you will find two people sitting about. His extreme attention to detail, and his fixation on miniatures when he was a child is what establishes such a wonderful enchantment to every single one of his masterful sailboat paintings. When critics refer to his work, they write on his sincere ability to achieve pure tranquillity in his paintings.
A George Nemethy is hard to come by, largely because he is often traveling to pick up inspiration for his tranquil color pallet. An artist on the run, George's most sought after "colors on the sea" works are hard to find. Worldwide, sailors, curators and collectors have followed him from coast to coast to track down one of his precious paintings. Today George's works are almost impossible to find. We are pleased to have an extremely rare private collection of his works.