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WALTER CLEFF

(German, 1870-1939)

OAK TREES NEAR SCHWANHEIM, 1910

Oil on Canvas

14¼ x 20 Inches

Signed Lower Left

Additionally Signed Verso, Dated and Titled 'Eichen bei Schwanheim a. Main'

 

Born in Dusseldorf in 1870, this well-listed German landscape painter first studied at the Frankfurt Art Institute with Mannfeld and W.A beer. He specialised in landscapes and nature studies and maintained studios in Aachen, Frankfurt and Bremen. Cleff exhibited widely and with success and was the recipient of numerous prizes, medals and juried awards.

 

Reference:

E. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, Jacques Busse, 1999 Nouvelle Édition, Gründ 1911, Vol. 3, p. 969; Thieme-Becker Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zu Gengenwart, Ulrich Thieme and Felix Becker, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag 1992, Vol. 7, p. 76; Kunst und Kunstler in Frankfurt im 19 Jahrhunderts, Weizsacker-Dessoff, 1909; et al.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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