Lot 1: Kunz Meyer-Waldeck, Fisherman on the Beach, Oil Painting, 1923
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Oil on canvas
Kunz Meyer-Waldeck (1859-1953) German genre, landscape, portrait and still life painter
Signed Kunz Meyer-Waldeck at the lower left as well as monogrammed and dated on one of the boats KMW 23
Dimensions: 61.5 x 91 cm
Gilt decorative frame: 80.5 x 110 cm
Porvenance: private property Rhein-Kreis Neuss, Germany
One of the artists characteristic motif featuring fishermen on a beach, which was created in the course of a longer stay in Portugal
The painting shows usual signs of age. On the left half of the image two repaired areas can be seen. The inspection under UV-light reveals several touch ups appear. Along the edges and within the image abrasion can be seen in places. The surface partially shows craquelure and occasionally losses of color. The frame is in very good condition.
Kunz Meyer-Waldeck (1859-1953)
The painter started studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich in 1879; his teachers were Alexander Strähuber and Johann Leonhard Raabe. Until 1887, Meyer-Waldeck was master-pupil in the studio of the historical painter Wilhelm von Lindenschmidt the Younger, whom he helped designing the wall paintings in the town hall of Kaufbeuren form 1882-84. From 1885-86 Meyer-Waldeck traveled through Italy, from 1888 onwards he lived as freelance artist in Munich. From this moment on he provided book illustrations for the publishing house G.A. Liebeskind in Leipzig and also created numerous still lives, landscapes, portraits and paintings with biblical, mythological and fairy-tale subjects in watercolor and oil. In the 1890s he spent a long time with his brother in Portugal, where he collected a large number of motifs and designs for his popular genre pictures. Later, he made numerous murals. From 1908-10, Meyer-Waldeck was director of the newly founded art school of the Texas Art League in Dallas and was appointed royal professor after his return to Germany. He was also awarded the Order of St. Michael. During his life, Meyer-Waldeck participated in numerous exhibitions, including the World Exhibitions in Amsterdam and St. Louis. His works can be seen for example at the Lenbachhaus in Munich, at the German National Museum in Nuremberg, at the Ogden Museum in New Orleans and at Stattlichen Museen zu Berlin. (nlu)
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