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Leonardo Nierman at the University of Central Florida

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About Leonardo Nierman | Bibliography | Gallery

The University of Central Florida's relationship with Leonardo Nierman began in 1987, with the acquisition of the stained glass window "Genesis" and the nine and one-half foot tall bronze sculpture "Flame of Hope." The "Flame of Hope" was one of the University's acquisitions under the Florida Art in State Buildings Program. After a national search, the thirty member Art Selection Board of the Library chose Mr. Nierman's sculpture as the best of entries. The window and the sculpture were dedicated on September 9, 1987. In 1996 Nierman visited the University for the grand opening of the Contemporary Mexican Art Exhibition, which featured his artwork. Nierman visited again in June of 2000, when he donated his tapestries.

The UCF Library's collection of Nierman paintings has been made possible by the generous donations of several art patrons, including the artist himself. Other donors include Mr. Lloyd Letourneau, Mr. Joseph Micka, Mr. And Mrs. Stanley Young, Mr. And Mrs. Roy Steckmesser, Mr. And Mrs. Paul Yelin, and an anonymous donor.

  • University of Central Florida Library
    The University of Central Florida, showing Genesis and Flame of Hope
  • The Flame of Hope
    Flame of Hope, June 24, 1987
  • Flame of Hope Dedication
    Flame of Hope dedication, September 9, 1987. From left to right: Stanley A. Young, Barbara Young, Anne Marie Allison, Leonardo Nierman, President Trevor Colbourn
  • Reception
    Reception for the Contemporary Mexican Art Exhibition, October, 1996. From left to right: Mr. & Mrs. Ostrovsky, Eugenia Perez del Toro, Leonardo Nierman, Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Young
  • Tapestry Dedication
    Barry Baker at Nierman reception, June 30, 2000
  • Tapestry Dedication
    Nierman Reception, June 30, 2000. From left to right: Eugenia Perez del Toro, Leonardo Nierman, Lloyd Letourneau, Joseph Micka


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