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Willi Bauer (b. 1923)

Lot 71: Signed Impressionist Landscape Painting by W. Bauer

Artemis Gallery

December 8, 2022
Louisville, CO, US

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Description

Willi Bauer (German, 1923). Oil on canvas, n.d. Signed on lower right. A tranquil yet awe-inspiring landscape painting by German Impressionist Willi Bauer. In the middle distance, two staffage figures sit outside a white cabin, taking in the tranquility and beauty of their natural environment. While Bauer's painting presents a relaxing escape, his command of composition and perspective simultaneously provides a sense of awe - note how the figures are dwarfed by the high peaks in their midst. A strong colorist, Bauer strategically placed each hue in relation to others, conjuring impressive depth and nuance. What's more, his use of the palette knife creates a palpable texture throughout, and strong light effects dazzle before us. Size of sight view: 23.2" L x 18.9" W (58.9 cm x 48 cm) Size of frame: 31.875" L x 27.75" W (81 cm x 70.5 cm)

Born in the small village of Spessart in Germany, Willi Bauer acquired his fine art training in both Berlin and Frankfurt. A label on the verso provides the following biographical information, "Willi Bauer was born on July 7, 1923 in Germany. He studied for two semesters under Prof. Roth in Berlin and eight semesters under Prof. Dellaville in Frankfort. Bauer captures an 'Old World' quality in his paintings seldom seen today, particularly in as young an artist, and he prefers to use the pallet knife a good bit in his work."

Willi Bauer's paintings are sold at fine art galleries such as Renjeau Galleries in the Boston area where Bauer is described as follows, "Willi Bauer is considered by some to be one of the finest German impressionist painters today. Painting in a classic European style and evoking a sense of tranquility and relaxation, Bauer's subjects include flower markets, garden parties, hunt scenes, and cafes, mountain scenes, beautiful winter landscapes. Born in a small village in Germany in 1923, the artist studied under well known professors in Berlin and Frankfurt. His paintings are in many private collections throughout Europe and the US."

Provenance: private Idledale, Colorado, USA collection

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Condition Report

Signed on lower right. There are informative gallery labels on verso, one with a nice artist biographical statement. Fit with suspension wire and ready to display. Painting is in very good condition overall. Frame is also very nice save minor scuffs here and there. A few stains on the linen covered matte as shown. "Original W. Bauer" is handwritten on verso.

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