Cumming, GA Artist Dr David Hleap to be Featured at Auction Connie Morris and John Reinhart have been selected to liquidate Cottonwood Villiage Antiques. Among the featured items will be a selection of paintings by the late Dr. David Hleap of Cumming, GA.
News-Antique.com - Aug 31,2009 - Connie Morris and John Reinhart of 129S Antiques & More Auction have been selected to liquidate the remaining inventory of Cottonwood Villiage Antiques of Gainesville, GA. The first auction session begins at 10AM September 12, 2009. Among the thousands of items to be liquidated will be a large selection of paintings by the late Dr. David Hleap of Cumming, Georgia. David Hleap as a young boy emigrated from Russia to Colombia, South America during the 1930's. While living in the coastal town of Barranquilla, Colombia, David Hleap became a well respected and accomplished Doctor. During the 1970's he moved to Sandy Springs, GA and practiced General Medicine, Surgery and Gynecology in Cumming, Georgia for over 30 years.
It is believed that Dr. David Hleap completed at least 2,000 pieces of art before his death in 2007. Hleap is remembered for his impressionistic and cubist styles and mastery of water and reflections. While practicing medicine in Cumming, Georgia Dr. Hleap gave away much of his artwork to patients, charities, family and friends. David Hleap is known to have exhibited his artwork in New York, Atlanta, Miami, New Orleans, Orlando, San Antonio and Baltimore.
Dr Hleap suffered from Diabetes and in the late 1990’s lost 80+ percent of his eye site. However Hleap continued to paint until 2005. Surprisingly during these later years of his life his mastery of colors improved. Sadly Dr David Hleap died in Florida during 2007.
When visiting the Atlanta area be sure to stop by Fuego Mundo which is located in Sandy Spings, GA. Dr Hleap's daughter Masha Hleap-Hershkovitz has a selection of his artwork on display at the restaurant. Masha plans to rotate her father's art on a quarterly basis to feature some of his different styles. Please note Masha would love to hear from anyone who knew her father. As someday she would like to publish a book about the ways her father touched the lives of those he came into contact with.
The paintings by David Hleap are to be sold during the first auction session at 12Noon on Saturday September 12, 2009. In addition to David Hleap's paintings the onsite auction will feature furniture, collectibles, china, jewelry, silver, pottery, linens, books, and primitives.
Connie Morris GAL: AU003498
Mike Banks GAL: AU002480