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Constantin Kluge
"Parisian Street Scene" French Post-Impressionist Plein Air Painting on Canvas

Mid-20th Century

About the Item

A stunning and masterful depiction of a Parisian street view from the 20th Century. The artist executed this painting en plein air with street life and cars parked along into the distance. Constantin Kluge executes this piece with thick brush strokes and attention to detail; a truly splendid work which exemplifies French Impressionism wonderfully. The beautiful color placement and exciting marks takes the viewer on a journey through time effortlessly. The artwork is a perfect addition to any art collection, as the artist renowned, prestige and cultural significance make it a must-have for art enthusiasts. This one-of-a-kind piece is a true gem that captures the beauty of Paris in all of its glory during the mid 20th Century. Art measures 24 x 24 inches Frame measures 31.5 x 31.5 inches Constantin Kluge was born in Riga on January 29, 1912 then a large industrial port city in the Russian Empire. Of Russian parents, his father was a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute of Riga and his mother a Professor of Literature. Kluge's father was mobilized in the Czar's army in 1914 and during the subsequent civil war in Russia, the artist's childhood was spent in moving constantly from one end of Russia to the other. When Kluge was eight years old the family emigrated to North China, settling in Shanghai, where Kluge graduated from the French Municipal College. By the time he was seventeen, he was a very active member of the Shanghai Art Club. At this period of his life he also took up the violin and cello, and later in Paris gave music lessons to help him with his expenses. Meanwhile, his parents had decided that pure art was not a dependable career, and so in 1931 Kluge left Shanghai for Paris to study architecture. He spent six years at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and in 1937 graduated with the title of French Government Architect. PROVENANCE: Wally Findlay Galleries; Estate of a Private collection Barrington Hills, Illinois; Private Collection Manhattan, New York; Lilac Gallery Collection. The piece will be stamped from Lilac Gallery on its verso.
  • Creator:
    Constantin Kluge (1912 - 2003, French)
  • Creation Year:
    Mid-20th Century
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 31.5 in (80.01 cm)Width: 31.5 in (80.01 cm)Depth: 2 in (5.08 cm)
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  • Condition:
    With stabilized craquelure throughout middle of work and some minor wear on the frame for age, otherwise, this painting and its frame are in very good condition for the time period.
  • Gallery Location:
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 0047591stDibs: LU98211103102
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