LUVENA VYSEKAL Floral Still Life California LISTED
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Directory: Archives: Fine Art: Pre 1930: Item # 1108410
The NEW ANTIQUARIAN
Los Angeles, California
|LUVENA BUCHANAN VYSEKAL (American, 1873-1954). This is a remarkable painting by noted California artist, Luvena Buchanan Vysekal, wife of Edouard Vysekal (1890-1939), both currently the subject of a well-received exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. This work was only recently recovered from a Los Angeles, CA estate and is in need of some tender loving care as the work is still very much in possession of its charm and is in every sense a museum-quality work. Work measures: 22 x 19 1/2 inches - image size. Framed, work measures: 28 1/2 x 27 inches. Subject: a sumptuous floral still life with both a realist and modernist aesthetic. Medium: oil on canvas. Estimated date of creation: c. 1925. Signed lower left, "Luvena Buchanan Vysekal." Various inscriptions on verso along with label remains. Condition: canvas intact (no tears/rips) but soiling and age-associated wear, craquelure and areas of paint loss. Work would do well to be relined perhaps, and properly conserved. Please see photos. Authenticity is Guaranteed. Please read below for a bio of the artist. The following biography obtained from George Stern Fine Arts: Painter, muralist. Born in Le Mars, Iowa on December 23, 1873, the daughter of Catherine Bergy and John Buchanan of Scotland. Luvena was educated in Pittsburgh, Kansas. During the years 1910-14 she studied at the Art Institute of Chicago under Vanderpoel, Walcott, and Norton. At that school she met artist Edouard Vysekal. They were married in Chicago before moving to Los Angeles in 1914 to paint murals in the Barbara Worth Hotel in El Centro. After settling in California, Mrs. Vysekal further studied with Stanton MacDonald-Wright. In 1922, under the pseudonym Benjamin Blue, she authored Counterfeit Presentations, a series of character sketches of local artists. Upon the death of her husband in 1939, she became director of the Vysekal Studio Gallery in Hollywood. Mrs. Vysekal was a resident of Los Angeles until her death on Jananuary 11, 1954. Her sister Ella Buchanan became a well-known California sculptor. Authenticity is guaranteed. Domestic shipping is FREE.|