John Teyral (1912-1999) was a Russian born American painter and teacher. His family moved from Yaroslav, Russia to Cleveland, Ohio when he was one. He became interested in art at a young age, winning an award to study at the Cleveland Museum of Art when he was twelve. Teyral's art continued to be recognized while in high school, winning competitions every year. After graduating from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1934, he continued his studies through various grants and scholarships in Boston, Paris and Italy. He returned to Cleveland where he taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art for 40 years. During his career Teyral exhibited across the country and won several awards for his paintings. He moved to South Carolina in the 70's where he continued to paint until he passed away in 1999. Though Teyral was an accomplished portrait artist, I prefer his mid-century abstract paintings; amazing colors and texture. See more of his work below.
Untitled, 1965, mixed media on masonite, 9.5 x 38.5 in., Aspire Auctions (sold for $195)
Strata, 1960, oil on canvas, 17.75 x 43 in., Aspire Auctions (sold for $529 in 2010)
Untitled, 1969, oil on canvas, 34.25 x 22.25 in., Aspire Auctions (sold for $529 in 2010)
Abstract in Blue, 1962, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in., Leslie Hindman Auctions (sold for $1560 in 2007)
Blue and Green Predominant, 1967. oil on canvas, 29 x 34.62 in., Aspire Auctions (sold for $356 in 2010)
Untitled, ca. 1960's, oil on canvas, 49.5 x 37 in., Cleveland Auction Co. (at auction at time of post)
If you interested in purchasing any of John Teyral's paintings, I would suggest you head over to Aspire Auctions, as they feature his pieces more often than any other auction house.