'Flowered Woman in Robe', oil on board, by unknown artist with initials F.O.R. (circa 1940s - 1960s). This is a portrait of a seated woman in a suggestively open robe but staring demurely back at the viewer. Since the artist remains unknown and no
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F.O.R., 'Flowered Woman in Robe', Midcentury Oil Portrait Painting, Berlin

Circa 1940s - 60s

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'Flowered Woman in Robe', oil on board, by unknown artist with initials F.O.R. (circa 1940s - 1960s). This is a portrait of a seated woman in a suggestively open robe but staring demurely back at the viewer. Since the artist remains unknown and no title was written on the back of the painting, one is left to speculate about the subject. Is it a geisha? Was it a subject inspired by Frieda Kahlo? In any case, it is an intimate portrait, compelling in its own right and beautifully portrayed. We do know this artist lived in Berlin in the period after WWII. This fact probably accounts for the artist initialing their works rather than using their full name. We have to remember that under Soviet-controlled East Berlin after the war, this type of art was considered a radical departure from the 'authorised' Soviet realism. In very good vintage condition - newly framed with linen slip. Initialed: 'F.O.R.' in the lower right hand corner. Upon request, a video clip of this work may be provided for context. Dimensions with frame: H 38 cm (15") W 32 cm (12.6") Dimensions without frame: H 28.3 cm (11.1") W 22.2 cm (8.7")

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  • Creation Year
    Circa 1940s - 60s
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Good
  • Dimensions
    H 14.97 in. x W 12.6 in.H 38 cm x W 32 cm
  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU61733500311
  • Seller Reference Number
    0124
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