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Painter, b. 1889 - d. 1974

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    • Garden Scene Painting by Joseph Tomanek.
      Jun. 15, 2024

      Garden Scene Painting by Joseph Tomanek.

      Est: $300 - $600

      Joseph Tomanek (Czech / American, 1889-1974). This oil painting on canvas is signed lower right. It depicts a group of women playing music in a clearing, near a pond. The work is housed in an ornate gilt frame. The painting has craquelure, as well as two lines of discoloration to the sky. The frame has light to moderate wear. The canvas measures 28" x 36", and the frame measures 35" x 43". Third-party shipping or personal pickup is required. Please see our website for our shipping recommendations.

      Direct Auction Galleries, Inc.
    • JOSEPH TOMANEK OIL, NUDE IN FOREST.
      May. 29, 2024

      JOSEPH TOMANEK OIL, NUDE IN FOREST.

      Est: $1,500 - $2,000

      Joseph Tomanek (1889-1974) oil on canvas board, nude seated in forested landscape. Signed lower right, Tomanek. Board 13.5” x 9.5”, Overall in gilt frame 21” x 17”.

      William Smith Auctions
    • Joseph Tomanek, American, 1889-1974
      May. 04, 2024

      Joseph Tomanek, American, 1889-1974

      Est: $100 - $25,000

      Joseph Tomanek, American, 1889-1974, Two Nude Bathing Beauties, Two Oil On Canvas Paintings, Each Signed Lower Right, Inscribed Property Of P K Forney On Stretcher And Partial Ft. Worth, Texas Gallery Label Verso, Each 14 X 10 Inches, Under Glass In Matching Period Gilt Wood Framed With Brass Plaques, 20.5 X16.5 X 1.5 Inches. Paint Surfaces Clean And Stable, Small Nicks To Frames. See Photos.

      J. Garrett Auctioneers
    • Garden Scene Painting by Joseph Tomanek.
      Apr. 06, 2024

      Garden Scene Painting by Joseph Tomanek.

      Est: $400 - $800

      Joseph Tomanek (Czech / American, 1889-1974). This oil painting on canvas is signed lower right. It depicts a group of women playing music in a clearing, near a pond. The work is housed in an ornate gilt frame. The painting has craquelure, as well as two lines of discoloration to the sky. The frame has light to moderate wear. The canvas measures 28" x 36", and the frame measures 35" x 43". Third-party shipping or personal pickup is required. Please see our website for our shipping recommendations.

      Direct Auction Galleries, Inc.
    • Tomanek, Joseph: Flusslandschaft mit Fischerkate
      Mar. 23, 2024

      Tomanek, Joseph: Flusslandschaft mit Fischerkate

      Est: €300 - €600

      Tomanek, Joseph . River landscape with fisherman's cottage (Straznice 1889-1974, was active in Indiana and Illinois) Boat with fishermen setting off on the shore, woman and child on the way to departure. Oil on canvas, mounted on a plate. Signed lower right. 37 x 57.5 cm. // Tomanek, Joseph Flusslandschaft mit Fischerkate (Straznice 1889-1974, war tätig in Indiana und Illinois) Am Ufer ablegendes Boot mit Fischern, auf dem Weg im Aufbruch befindliche Frau mit Kind. Öl/Lwd., auf Platte aufgezogen. Rechts unten sign. 37 x 57,5 cm.

      Kunstauktionshaus Schlosser
    • Joseph Tomanek. Female Nude in a Landscape, oil
      Mar. 02, 2024

      Joseph Tomanek. Female Nude in a Landscape, oil

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      (American, 1889-1974). Oil on canvas, signed "J. Tomanek" lr, sight size: 14 x 10 in., framed size: 18 x 14 inches.

      Alex Cooper
    • Joseph Tomanek. Reclining Beauty, oil
      Mar. 02, 2024

      Joseph Tomanek. Reclining Beauty, oil

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      (American, 1889-1974). Oil on canvas board, signed "J. Tomanek" lr, sight size: 9 3/4 x 13 3/4 in, framed size: 15 1/2 x 19 1/4 x 2 inches.

      Alex Cooper
    • JOSEPH TOMANEK, "AFTER THE CONCERT", FRAMED O/C
      Jan. 11, 2024

      JOSEPH TOMANEK, "AFTER THE CONCERT", FRAMED O/C

      Est: $500 - $700

      Joseph Tomanek (American 1889-1974), "After the Concert" 20th century, oil on canvas depicting a group of idealized genre scenes with ladies conversing in a garden having architectural elements, signed "J Tomanek" to lower right, framed. Approximate dimensions: h. 30", w. 36"; frame h. 35.625", w. 41.625", d. 1.75".

      Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
    • Joseph Tomanek. Female Nude in a Landscape, oil
      Sep. 30, 2023

      Joseph Tomanek. Female Nude in a Landscape, oil

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      (American, 1889-1974). Oil on canvas, signed "J. Tomanek" lr, sight size: 14 x 10 in., framed.

      Alex Cooper
    • Joseph Tomanek. Reclining Beauty, oil
      Sep. 30, 2023

      Joseph Tomanek. Reclining Beauty, oil

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      (American, 1889-1974). Oil on canvas board, signed "J. Tomanek" lr, framed size: 15 1/2 x 19 1/4 inches.

      Alex Cooper
    • JOSEPH TOMANEK, "AFTER THE CONCERT", FRAMED O/C
      Aug. 26, 2023

      JOSEPH TOMANEK, "AFTER THE CONCERT", FRAMED O/C

      Est: $800 - $1,600

      Joseph Tomanek (American 1889-1974), "After the Concert" 20th century, oil on canvas depicting a group of idealized genre scenes with ladies conversing in a garden having architectural elements, signed "J Tomanek" to lower right, framed. Approximate measurements: h. 30", w. 36"; frame h. 35. 625", w. 41. 625", d. 1. 75".

      Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
    • JOSEPH TOMANEK NUDE IN THE FOREST PAINTING
      Jan. 22, 2023

      JOSEPH TOMANEK NUDE IN THE FOREST PAINTING

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      TOMANEK, Joseph, (American, 1889-1974): A Young Female Nude in the Forest Drying Off, Oil/Board, 13.5'' x 9.75'', signed lower right, signed verso and dated 1932, period Impressionist frame, 20'' x 16''.

      Burchard Galleries Inc
    • Joseph Tomanek
      Jul. 16, 2022

      Joseph Tomanek

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      (Czechoslovakia, 1889-1974) Putti Musicians, signed lower right "J Tomanek", oil on canvas, 10 x 20 in.; gold finished wood frame, 15-1/2 x 25-1/2 in.

      Brunk Auctions
    • Joseph Tomanek (American, 1889-1974) The bather 14 x 9 3/4in (35.6 x 24.8cm)
      Jul. 12, 2022

      Joseph Tomanek (American, 1889-1974) The bather 14 x 9 3/4in (35.6 x 24.8cm)

      Est: $400 - $600

      Joseph Tomanek (American, 1889-1974) The bather signed 'J. Tomanek' (lower right) oil on board 14 x 9 3/4in (35.6 x 24.8cm) For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

      Bonhams
    • Joseph Tomanek (1889-1974)-attributed
      Apr. 29, 2022

      Joseph Tomanek (1889-1974)-attributed

      Est: €350 - €700

      Joseph Tomanek (1889-1974)-attributed, Lady at the coast; oil on canvas, laid down on panel; signed bottom right, framed. 48X85cm

      Deutsch Auktionen
    • Joseph Tomanek, (1889-1974 Chicago, IL), Semi-nude at the edge of a pond, Oil on board, 17" H x 14" W
      Nov. 16, 2021

      Joseph Tomanek, (1889-1974 Chicago, IL), Semi-nude at the edge of a pond, Oil on board, 17" H x 14" W

      Est: $2,500 - $3,500

      Joseph Tomanek (1889-1974 Chicago, IL) Semi-nude at the edge of a pond Oil on board Signed lower right: Jos. Tomanek 17" H x 14" W

      John Moran Auctioneers
    • Joseph Tomanek (American, 1889-1974)
      Sep. 18, 2021

      Joseph Tomanek (American, 1889-1974)

      Est: $1,200 - $1,800

      Joseph Tomanek (American, 1889-1974) , "The Bathers", oil on board, signed lower left, 19 in. x 22 in., framed

      Neal Auction Company
    • Joseph Tomanek American, 1889-1974 Ladies Gathering by a Staircase
      Jun. 30, 2021

      Joseph Tomanek American, 1889-1974 Ladies Gathering by a Staircase

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      Joseph Tomanek American, 1889-1974 Ladies Gathering by a Staircase Signed F. Tomanek (lr) Oil on canvas 28 1/4 x 36 inches C 

      Doyle New York
    • JOSEPH TOMANEK (1889-1974) The Offering
      Apr. 18, 2021

      JOSEPH TOMANEK (1889-1974) The Offering

      Est: $5,000 - $8,000

      JOSEPH TOMANEK (1889-1974) The Offering oil on canvas signed lower right: J Tomanek 90 x 116cm PROVENANCE Max Moar Collection, Melbourne

      Gibson's
    • Joseph Tomanek (American, 1889-1974), Fire dance, oil on artists board, 9 1/2 x 13 1/2in (24 x 34.5cm)
      Feb. 24, 2021

      Joseph Tomanek (American, 1889-1974), Fire dance, oil on artists board, 9 1/2 x 13 1/2in (24 x 34.5cm)

      Est: $400 - $600

      Joseph Tomanek 1889-1974) Fire dance oil on artists board signed lower right Jos Tomanek 9 1/2 x 13 1/2in (24 x 34.5cm)

      Andrew Jones Auctions
    • Joseph Tomanek (American, 1889-1974)
      Sep. 12, 2020

      Joseph Tomanek (American, 1889-1974)

      Est: $5,000 - $7,500

      Joseph Tomanek (American, 1889-1974) Two reclined nude women feeding a deer oil on canvas signed "J. Tomanek" and dated "'28" (lower left) 63 in. high x 63 in. wide (sight) 72 in. high x 72 in. wide (frame)

      Fontaine's Auction Gallery
    • Joseph Tomanek (American, 1889-1974) Gladiolas Oil on canvas 30 x 36 inches (76.
      Dec. 12, 2019

      Joseph Tomanek (American, 1889-1974) Gladiolas Oil on canvas 30 x 36 inches (76.

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      Joseph Tomanek (American, 1889-1974) Gladiolas Oil on canvas 30 x 36 inches (76.2 x 91.4 cm) Signed lower left: J. Tomanek PROVENANCE: Chicago Gallery Association, Chicago, Illinois. HID01801242017

      Heritage Auctions
    • Joseph Tomanek (American, 1889 - 1974) Landscape
      Nov. 23, 2019

      Joseph Tomanek (American, 1889 - 1974) Landscape

      Est: $700 - $1,000

      Oil on canvas. Signed 'J. Tomanek' (lower left).

      Cottone Auctions
    • Joseph Tomanek, (American, 1889-1974), Reclining Nude, oil on board, 11 3/4" x 15 3/4"
      Oct. 06, 2019

      Joseph Tomanek, (American, 1889-1974), Reclining Nude, oil on board, 11 3/4" x 15 3/4"

      Est: $100 - $200

      Joseph Tomanek (American, 1889-1974) Reclining Nude oil on board 11 3/4" x 15 3/4" Provenance: Property from the Collection of Governor Jim Thompson, Chicago, Illinois

      Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
    • Joseph Tomanek (American 1889-1974) Oil on Artist Board
      Apr. 20, 2019

      Joseph Tomanek (American 1889-1974) Oil on Artist Board

      Est: $400 - $600

      Artist signed lower right: J. Tomanek. Size: Board: 21 x 14 7/8; Frame: 25 3/8 x 19 3/8 inches. Condition: Vertical line evidenced by blacklite 2 inches in from left side. Some inpaint in spots along upper right corner. Weight: 6 lbs. Size: Board: 21 x 14 7/8; Frame: 25 3/8 x 19 3/8 inches. Weight: 6 lbs. Biography from Askart Joseph Tomanek, a painter active mainly in Indiana and Illinois, was born on a farm in  Straznice, Czechoslovakia (in Southeastern Moravia) on April 16, 1889 and died in 1974.  An old biography in The Palette and Chisel (June 1929) tells of Joseph carving his own violin out of pine wood, and he demonstrated some talent in music. First he studied the rudiments of art at the School of Design in Prague, then emigrated to America, partly to escape three years of military service, and arrived in Chicago in 1910.  His actual profession was interior designer but he took more art classes at the Art Institute of Chicago under a compatriot, Antonin Sterba (1875-1963), who had been trained in the Paris academies.  Albert Krehbiel and Karl Buehr were Tomanek's other teachers at the AIC. Between 1919 and 1931, Tomanek exhibited works at the Art Institute, including Cornfield, Bohemian Costume Study, Gypsy and From My Studio Window (Vanderpoel Art Association, Chicago).

      Elder's Fine Art & Antiques
    • Joseph Tomanek (1889-1974), Interior Scene O/B
      Mar. 31, 2019

      Joseph Tomanek (1889-1974), Interior Scene O/B

      Est: $600 - $1,200

      Joseph Tomanek (1889-1974), Interior Scene, Oil on Board. Heavy Gilt Frame. American. CONDITION - By registering to bid for this auction (either in-house or online) and/or placing a bid in this auction. The BIDDER/BUYER agrees to all the terms and conditions of Sarasota Estate Auction. - All silver, gold and/or jewelry lots MUST be paid for via wire transfer or cashier’s check upon receipt of invoice, no other forms of payment will be accepted. - We recommend looking into shipping quotes prior to bidding. A list of local shippers is available upon request - All sales are final; no refunds will be given under any circumstances. - Sarasota Estate Auction can provide condition reports as a courtesy to our clients and assumes no liability for any error or omission. Conditions or Descriptions are opinions of our staff and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to age, condition, mater. The bidder assumes responsibility for ensuring that the condition of the item(s) meets with their satisfaction prior to bidding. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. - Online images can sometimes be low quality due to the uploading process, original high-resolution images can be requested via email at [email protected] Sight Size: 17 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. Overall Size: 26 1/2 x 29 in. Medium: Oil on board

      Sarasota Estate Auction
    • Joseph Tomanek, (American, 1889-1974), The Dunes, oil on canvas, 20" x 30"
      Dec. 02, 2018

      Joseph Tomanek, (American, 1889-1974), The Dunes, oil on canvas, 20" x 30"

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      Joseph Tomanek (American, 1889-1974) The Dunes oil on canvas signed lower left 20" x 30"

      Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
    • Joseph Tomanek, (American, 1889-1974), Nocturnal Landscape with Dunes, oil on board, 28 1/4" x 30"
      Sep. 16, 2018

      Joseph Tomanek, (American, 1889-1974), Nocturnal Landscape with Dunes, oil on board, 28 1/4" x 30"

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      Joseph Tomanek (American, 1889-1974) Nocturnal Landscape with Dunes oil on board signed lower left 28 1/4" x 30"

      Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
    • JOSEPH TOMANEK (D.1974) OIL PAINTING FEMALE NUDE
      Aug. 26, 2018

      JOSEPH TOMANEK (D.1974) OIL PAINTING FEMALE NUDE

      Est: $700 - $900

      Framed oil on board painting, Reclining Female Nude, signed lower left J. Tomanek (Joseph Tomanek, Czech-American, 1889-1974), depicting a young woman with dark hair, reclining in a verdant landscape, centered in gilt frame, sight: approx 9.5"h, 13.5"w, overall: approx 14"h, 18"w, 2lbs Start Price: $400.00

      Austin Auction Gallery
    • Joseph Tomanek 1889-1974 Gilt Framed Oil on Board
      Aug. 11, 2018

      Joseph Tomanek 1889-1974 Gilt Framed Oil on Board

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Joseph Tomanek 1889-1974 Gilt Framed Oil on Board Nude Sight Size: 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

      Sarasota Estate Auction
    • Joseph Tomanek 1889-1974 Gilt Framed Oil on Board
      Aug. 11, 2018

      Joseph Tomanek 1889-1974 Gilt Framed Oil on Board

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Joseph Tomanek 1889-1974 Gilt Framed Oil on Board Ocean nude scene Sight Size: 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

      Sarasota Estate Auction
    • Joseph Tomanek 1889-1974 Oil on Board
      Aug. 11, 2018

      Joseph Tomanek 1889-1974 Oil on Board

      Est: $1,200 - $1,600

      Joseph Tomanek 1889-1974 Oil on Board Beach house scene Sight Size: 17 1/2 x 15 inches

      Sarasota Estate Auction
    • JOSEPH TOMANEK (1889-1974) OIL ON ARTIST'S BOARD
      Jun. 01, 2018

      JOSEPH TOMANEK (1889-1974) OIL ON ARTIST'S BOARD

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Joseph Tomanek (1889-1974) An untitled nude in seascape composition. Circa 1930s. Unsigned, stamped verso with the estate stamp. Board measures 14 x 10, frame is 15.25 x 11.25 inches. We happily provide seamless in-house packing and shipping services on nearly everything we sell.

      Dirk Soulis Auctions
    • Joseph Tomanek 10x8 O/B "Sea Breeze"
      Apr. 21, 2018

      Joseph Tomanek 10x8 O/B "Sea Breeze"

      Est: $1,200 - $1,800

      Joseph Tomanek (IN/IL,1889 - 1974) 10x8 , O/B , signed lower left , "Sea Breeze" , Depicting: seated nude on rocky shore in period frame/ titled and dated August, 1948 on tag verso

      Wickliff & Associates Auctioneers, Inc.
    • Joseph Tomanek Nudes In Woodland Scene O / C
      Feb. 24, 2018

      Joseph Tomanek Nudes In Woodland Scene O / C

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      This Lot Features An Original Oil On Canvas Nude Painting By Joseph Tomanek ( American 1889 - 1974). Joseph Tomanek Was Born On April 16, 1889 In Straznice,czechoslovakia And Died December 31, 1974 In Berwyn, Illinois. Known For His Nudes Painted In Garden Settings. Tomanek Also Painted Religious Scenes And Murals And Did Billboard Work As A Commercial Artist. Tomanek Lived In Chicago But Maintained A Summer Home And Studio In Ogden Dunes In Porter County, Indiana. Tomanek Is Also Known To Have Been A Frame Maker For Frank Dudley „ An Ogden Dunes Neighbor. We Have Provided A Link For Further Reading On Tomanek Here: Http://www.illinoisart.org/no-28-joseph-tomanek . Painting Is Signed "tomanek" Lower Left Register. Canvas Is Stamped On The Reverse With Tomanek's Personal Stamp Marking This Piece As Having Been Part Of His Estate. Excellent Condition. Measures 14.25" X 20.25". This Piece Comes From The Dickenson Estate Of Knoxville, Tn. We Have Also Included A Letter From Prof. Bill Wright Attesting To His Belief In The Authenticity Of This Piece. Please See Photos For Details. Shipping Available.

      Weiss Lake Auction LLC
    • Joseph Tomanek Nudes in Woodland Scene O/C
      Dec. 02, 2017

      Joseph Tomanek Nudes in Woodland Scene O/C

      Est: $1,500 - $4,000

      This lot features an original oil on canvas Nude painting by Joseph Tomanek (American 1889 - 1974). Joseph Tomanek was born on April 16, 1889 in Straznice,Czechoslovakia and died December 31, 1974 in Berwyn, Illinois. known for his nudes painted in garden settings. Tomanek also painted religious scenes and murals and did billboard work as a commercial artist. Tomanek lived in Chicago but maintained a summer home and studio in Ogden Dunes in Porter County, Indiana. Tomanek is also known to have been a frame maker for Frank Dudley — an Ogden Dunes neighbor. We have provided a link for further reading on Tomanek here: http://www.illinoisart.org/no-28-joseph-tomanek . Painting is signed "Tomanek" lower left register. Canvas is stamped on the reverse with Tomanek's personal stamp marking this piece as having been part of his Estate. Excellent condition. Measures 14.25" x 20.25". This piece comes from the Dickenson Estate of Knoxville, TN. We have also included a letter from Prof. Bill Wright attesting to his belief in the authenticity of this piece. Please See Photos for Details. Shipping Available.

      JD's Auctions
    • Joseph Tomanek, (American, 1889-1974), Winter Landscape with Stream, oil on canvas, 28.25" x 36"
      Dec. 02, 2017

      Joseph Tomanek, (American, 1889-1974), Winter Landscape with Stream, oil on canvas, 28.25" x 36"

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      Joseph Tomanek (American, 1889-1974) Winter Landscape with Stream oil on canvas signed lower right 28.25" x 36"

      Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
    • Joseph Tomanek, (American, 1889-1974), The Dunes, oil on canvas, 20" x 30"
      Dec. 02, 2017

      Joseph Tomanek, (American, 1889-1974), The Dunes, oil on canvas, 20" x 30"

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      Joseph Tomanek (American, 1889-1974) The Dunes oil on canvas signed lower left 20" x 30"

      Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
    • Joseph Tomanek Texas/Southwestern Landscape Painting
      Nov. 11, 2017

      Joseph Tomanek Texas/Southwestern Landscape Painting

      Est: $1,500 - $2,000

      Tomanek received formal art training at the School of Design in Prague and at the Art Institute of Chicago under Antonin Sterba. He also studied with Albert Krehbiel and K.A. Buehr. He was part of the Illinois Art Project and belonged to the Bohemian Art Club, the Association of Chicago Painters and sculptors, the Chicago Gallery Association, and the Palette and Chisel Club. He is best known for his paintings of nudes in landscapes. In addition, Tomanek painted landscapes, floral still lives, religious subjects for local Roman Catholic churches, murals, and billboards. He fled Czechoslovakia in 1910 to escape military service, taking residence in Chicago as an Interior Designer. His studio was located in Chicago, and his summer home was in Ogden Dunes, Indiana. This lovely landscape by Tomanek includes airy pastel hues to illustrate the torrid landscape, which includes flourishing trees and small cacti, set before violet mountains. Tomanek enhanced the mood of the scene with impasto applications that dot the surface, adding greater dimension and capturing light hitting the natural forms.This scene is a nice southwest landscape possibly Texas.

      Revere Auctions
    • JOSEPH TOMANEK (1889-1974), HILLSIDE LANDSCAPE
      Oct. 29, 2017

      JOSEPH TOMANEK (1889-1974), HILLSIDE LANDSCAPE

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Framed oil painting on canvas, Hillside Landscape, signed lower right J.Tomanek (Joseph Tomanek, Czech, Illinois, 1889-1974), sight: 24.5"h, 29.5"w, overall: 32.75"h, 37.5"w, 15.75lbs Start Price: $600.00

      Austin Auction Gallery
    • Joseph Tomanek, Illinois (1889-1974), Figures in a courtyard, oil on canvas, 11 x 15 inches (sight) with frame 23 x 18 3/4 inches
      Oct. 28, 2017

      Joseph Tomanek, Illinois (1889-1974), Figures in a courtyard, oil on canvas, 11 x 15 inches (sight) with frame 23 x 18 3/4 inches

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      Joseph Tomanek Illinois (1889-1974) Figures in a courtyard, oil on canvas, signed lower left, framed. 11 x 15 inches (sight) with frame 23 x 18 3/4 inches

      Link Auction Galleries
    • Joseph Tomanek, American, 1889-1974, oil on canvas
      Sep. 16, 2017

      Joseph Tomanek, American, 1889-1974, oil on canvas

      Est: $1,500 - $2,000

      Joseph Tomanek, Czechoslovakian-American, 1889-1974. Illinois, Indiana. Nude figure landscapes, floral still-life, religious paintings. Influences: Bouguereau. This untitled work is signed lower right. Tomanek received formal art training at the School of Design in Prague and at the Art Institute of Chicago under Antonin Sterba. He also studied with Albert Krehbiel and K.A. Buehr. He was part of the Illinois Art Project and belonged to the Bohemian Art Club, the Association of Chicago Painters and sculptors, the Chicago Gallery Association, and the Palette and Chisel Club. He is best known for his paintings of nudes in landscapes. In addition, Tomanek painted landscapes, floral still lives, religious subjects for local Roman Catholic churches, murals, and billboards. He fled Czechoslovakia in 1910 to escape military service, taking residence in Chicago as an Interior Designer. His studio was located in Chicago, and his summer home was in Ogden Dunes, Indiana. This lovely landscape by Tomanek includes airy pastel hues to illustrate the torrid landscape, which includes flourishing trees and small cacti, set before violet mountains. Tomanek enhanced the mood of the scene with impasto applications that dot the surface, adding greater dimension and capturing light hitting the natural forms. This scene is a nice southwest landscape possibly Texas.

      Revere Auctions
    • Joseph Tomanek, Illinois (1889-1974), Figures in a courtyard, oil on canvas, 11 x 15 inches (sight) with frame 23 x 18 3/4 inches
      Sep. 09, 2017

      Joseph Tomanek, Illinois (1889-1974), Figures in a courtyard, oil on canvas, 11 x 15 inches (sight) with frame 23 x 18 3/4 inches

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      Joseph Tomanek Illinois (1889-1974) Figures in a courtyard, oil on canvas, signed lower left, framed. 11 x 15 inches (sight) with frame 23 x 18 3/4 inches

      Link Auction Galleries
    • Joseph Tomanek (American, 1889-1974) Dance of the Hour.
      May. 24, 2017

      Joseph Tomanek (American, 1889-1974) Dance of the Hour.

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Joseph Tomanek (American, 1889-1974) Dance of the Hour. Oil on board, signed lower right, with original carved and painted wood frame 10" x 14" Frame: 15" x 19"

      SUSANIN'S
    • JOSEPH TOMANEK (1889-1974) PASTORAL CONCERT O/C
      Apr. 02, 2017

      JOSEPH TOMANEK (1889-1974) PASTORAL CONCERT O/C

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Framed oil on canvas painting, Fete Champetre (Pastoral Concert), signed lower left Tomanek (Joseph Tomanek, Illinois/Indiana, 1889-1974), sight: 28"h, 39.5"w, overall: 36.5"h, 47"w, 17.75lbs Start Price: $800.00

      Austin Auction Gallery
    • Joseph Tomanek Oil On Canvas Landscape With Ladies
      Aug. 12, 2016

      Joseph Tomanek Oil On Canvas Landscape With Ladies

      Est: $10 - $1,000

      24.5" X 29.5" Oil On Canvas. Signed Lower Left: J. Tomanek. Joseph Tomanek, Illinois, Indiana. 1889-1974. Shows Restoration To Canvas, See Photos. Framed: 33" X 37.5". Location: 121- on stage

      Berner's Auction Gallery
    • Joseph Tomanek (1889-1974) "the Garden Party"
      Jun. 05, 2016

      Joseph Tomanek (1889-1974) "the Garden Party"

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Oil On Canvas In Giltwood Frame. Good Condition. 37h X 31.5w In Frame. From A Prominent Wichita Falls Estate.

      J. Garrett Auctioneers
    • Joseph Tomanek (American, 1889-1974) Oil on Canvas
      Feb. 15, 2016

      Joseph Tomanek (American, 1889-1974) Oil on Canvas

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Depicting a bucolic landscape with central stream, signed at the lower left. In an good acanthus decorated gilt frame.

      Locati LLC
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