Claude Lawrence did not begin his career as a visual artist but as a musician. Between 1960-1980 he played the saxophone in various shows around the country. It wasn't until 1987 that Claude became a full-time painter.
He is a self-taught artist, having learned everything he knows from experimentation and attending museums and galleries. Asked about artists who influenced him he said he studied all the painters in books, including Picasso to Basquiat, and looking at art.
Lawrence's abstract, modernistic paintings are luscious and textured with acrylic paint. His works on canvas exhibit his discipline and the studied movement of his Marshall Arts training.
Keyes Art showcases the works of both emerging and celebrated artists in its new location adjacent to The American Hotel in Sag Harbor, N.Y. We also present art programs on the Upper East Side of New York City and Palm Springs, CA. Our galleries exhibit highly regarded artists including Larry Rivers, Nathan Slate Joseph, Bert Stern, Hilary Knight, John Chamberlain, April Gornik, Elaine de Kooning, Darius Yektai, Dan Rizzie and more. We also present new talent, including the discovery of rising artist Evan Sebastian Lagache.