The original painting “Wishes Are Horses” by acclaimed Palm Beach artist Tauni de Lesseps has been placed on display in Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Warren Library, thanks to a generous loan by art dealer, collector and musician Philip Foster who owns Philip Foster Art in New York City.
The oil on canvas work is included in the exhibition “Selections from the PBA Permanent Collection” on display now in the Tauni de Lesseps Gallery in the Warren Library.
Tauni de Lesseps (1916-2001) was a resident of Palm Beach, Fla. She was known for her sculpture and paintings that cover a wide field of subject matter and media and appear in many distinguished collections, embassies, corporations and museums around the world. Her work has been shown in the best galleries of New York, Florida, Rome, Florence, Vienna and Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. She has three bronzes in the White House and her work is included in the collection of the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.
A gracious gift from her Alpha Omega Charitable Foundation, Inc., has made possible the Tauni de Lesseps Gallery at Palm Beach Atlantic University. The exhibition will remain on display through Nov. 30.