CARL OTTO MULLER
THE RED HANDTOWEL
Oil on Board
6 ½ x 8 ¾ Inches
Signed Lower Left
Signed, Titled and Dated on Reverse
This noted German Post-Impressionist painter studied first at the Kunstgewerbschule in Munich under Caspar and subsequently at the Dortmund Kunstakademie. He later furthered his studies in Paris and Italy. During a long and successful career, Muller was the recipient of numerous medals and prizes and was the subject of many solo-exhibitions including at the Koll-Austellung, (1947), the Stutttgart Kunstkabinett (1952), the Eichstadt Gewerbehalle and Munich’s Stadtgalerie (1955). Muller is known particularly for his subtle and psychologically-penetrating studies of women painted in a modulated post-Impressionist style that is reminiscent of Vuillard and Bonnard’s Intimism. We are pleased to offer this lyrical figural study from the artist’s mature period.
Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Kunstler, Vollmer Supplement, Vol.25 Breuer, p.245-247, m4.abbn; Das Kunst im Deutschen Reich, 5, (1937); Katalog der Gr. Deutsch Kunstaustellung, Munich, 1955, m.abb. p. 438; Davenport’s Art Reference Guide, 2007/8 Edition, p 1686; et al.