Oil Paintings, American and European, by King Art
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Austrian : Pre 1930 item #1107417 (stock #2541)
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Oscar Kokoschka, 1886-1980, Oil on canvas signed lower right O K. The painting is in good condition and is 20 1/8"h by 14 3/8"w in a 4.25" period frame with outer dimensions of 27 1/8"h by 21.1/8"w. It is from a private midwestern collection. He was the son of a fairly poor Czech goldsmith, was born in Pochlam, Austria and raised in Vienna, the great hothouse of modernism in economic, social and ethnic areas. By the time he was twenty-two he was labeled a "public terror". He was the "enfant terrible" of Viennese Expressionism as early as 1907. He first caused an uproar at an 1908 exhibition in Vienna; he became so controversial that he fled to Berlin in 1909. His contact with German expressionists there helped deepen his art. Kokoschka had an extraordinary life which is mirrored in his art. He changed nationalities twice; he lived in practically half the capital cities of Europe and he survived two World Wars. His early drawings are related to the nervous mannered work of Klimt and Schiele. However, Kokoschka quickly came into his own, abandoning style in order to explore the inner feelings of his sitters. He painted only people who interested him and never allowed his sitters to pose. Instead, he would have them move around and would talk to them so that he could get a sense of their feelings and personalities. In 1915, although he did not even know how to ride a horse, he enlisted in an elite cavalry unit of the Austro-Hungarian army. Eventually, having been wounded in a lung and in the head, and suffering from shell shock, he retired to Dresden to convalesce. Not surprisingly, his art took an unexpected turn: he became a master of land- and cityscapes. At the age of sixty-two, Kokoschka was still as self-assured as ever. "Though I am no great painter", he said, "I prefer my own pictures to any other. Art is dying; I am its oxygen. When Kokoshka is finished, true art will be finished." Had Kokoschka stopped painting at the beginning of World War I, his place in art history would have already been secure. But he continued well into his eighties, producing an oeuvre of considerable vigor and strength. He was a skeptic but never a pessimist; he left behind a body of work that is ultimately life-affirming and optimistic. Just before World War II he fled to London. Throughout these decades Kokoschka remained the rebellious outsider. In and out of fashion, now poor, now prosperous, he pursued the role of an embattled humanist, crusading against the conformity of modern times. Kokoschka's last years were spent in Switzerland and Austria, where he taught, painted and worked on his memoirs. In 1953, he opened a summer art school called the School of Vision in a castle overlooking Salzburg. Young artists flocked there and impassioned and tireless, he worked with two hundred students every day. Kokoschka continued to pour his thought and vision into tempestuous, vibrant paintings which he signed with the brusque "O.K." that became famous throughout the art world.As the longest-lived of the Austrian Expressionists, Kokoschka also had the most protracted influence on the development of modern art, which can be seen both in the Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s and the Neo-Expressionism of the '80s. His paintings sell for up to $2,953,180 for one of his portraits.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Austrian : Pre 1800 item #1026038 (stock #2457)
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August Querfurt,School of Austrian, 1696-1761. This oil on canvas is a very exciting battle scene with soldiers and horses. He is listed up to 33,000 plus.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Austrian : Pre 1940 item #862072 (stock #2357)
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Hans Zatzka, Vienna, Austrian, 1859-1945. This lovely painting is a very finely detailed example of Zatzka's portraits of beautiful young women in allegorical romantic landscape settings. It is oil on wood panel, 10"W by 20"H, signed lower right in a lovely newer frame 22"W by 27"H. He attended the Acadamie des Beaux Arts in Vienna from 1877-1892. He was a fairly prolific painter of genre and allegorical scenes with figures of beautiful women as well as religious subjects in his murals in churches in Vienna, Mayerling,Olmutz and Innsbruck. He is considered an orientalist and classic painter. He is listed in Benezit with extensive auction records up to $120,000.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Austrian : Pre 1940 item #862068 (stock #2356)
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Hans Zatzka, Austrian, 1859-1945. This lovely painting is a very finely detailed example of Zatzka's portraits of beautiful young women in allegorical romantic landscape settings. It is oil on wood panel, 9 3/4"W b 19 3/4"H, signed lower right in a lovely orientalist period frame, 21 1/2"W by 26 1/2"H. He attended the Acadamie des Beaux Arts in Vienna from 1877-1892. He was a fairly prolific painter of genre and allegorical scenes with figures of beautiful women as well as religious subjects in his murals in churches in Vienna, Mayerling,Olmutz and Innsbruck. He is considered an orientalist and classic painter. He is listed in Benezit with extensive auction records up to $120,000.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Austrian : Pre 1900 item #676223 (stock #2243)
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Georg Aristides Oeconomo, Austrian/Greek, 1821-1887. This exquisite portrait of an older scholar is 6 3/4" by 9.5" in an elegant antique teak wood frame, 11" by 12.5". It is oil on board and painted in great detail. It is signed clearly lower right and is in good condition. His paintings sell for up to $25,000.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Austrian : Pre 1930 item #488466 (stock #2541)
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$95,000.00
Carl Moll, Austrian,1861-1945. This stunning landscape is a study in impressionist color and light and dark. It is an oil on canvas, signed lower right. It is 15 5/8" by 19 5/8" in a handsome newer gold frame with overall dimensions of 26 5/8" by 29 5/8". Moll is a master of light and dark and the use of impressionist brushstrokes to convey the impact of the intensity of color at dusk. He is listed in Benezit and sells for up to $304,000. He was a member of the Worpswede group. "Worpswede is a group of artists who settled after 1889 in the north German village of Worpswede, near Bremen, in order to paint the local landscape. They depicted the heaths, meadows, forests, streams, bridges, windmills, and peasants of the area in a romantic and sentimental style, somewhat reminiscent of the earlier 19th-century Barbizon school in France. Fritz Mackensen and Otto Modersohn." Carl Moll, born in Vienna in 1861, grew to be a painter of landscapes, interiors and still lifes, whose later work became a testimony to the Art Nouveau period. Beginning his art studies under Viennese landscape painter, Carl Haunold, Moll later became the student of Christian Griepenkerl at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. By far the most influential teacher of his career was Emil Jakob Schindler, with whom he painted and remained friends from 1881 until Schindler’s death in 1892. Although one of the founding members of the Vienna Secession in 1897, Moll left the movement in 1905 along with other followers of Gustav Klimt. While artistic director of the Miethke art gallery and dealership, Karl Moll organized numerous exhibitions, and, during this time, was credited for persuading the Austrian Gallery to purchase many important works by Cézanne, Van Gogh and Renoir. From 1912 on, Moll traveled Europe and worked for private collectors, saving many important works from obscurity by bringing them back to Vienna. As a post-secessionist artist, Moll concentrated on landscapes and light, as well as on capturing the atmosphere and ambiance of the scenes he depicted. In 1930, he published a book on his former teacher and friend, Emil Jakob Schindler, and continued organizing worthy exhibitions until his death in 1945.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Austrian : Pre 1900 item #360627 (stock #355)
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Moritz Stifter, 1857-1905, Austrian. Charming oil on panel is 6 1/4" x 12 1/2" in an exquisite 4 1/2" original gold leaf frame. Stifter was known for his portraits of women and this is an outstanding example of that portraiture. Stifter is listed in Benezit. His paintings sell for up to $25,000.