IN THE ARTIST’S GARDEN
Oil on Canvas
30 x 25 Inches
Signed Lower Left "Moessel" and Dated '43
Displayed in a hand-carved and water-gilded frame by Steven Motyka
A substantial and period floral study showing a profusion of brightly-colored flowers including lilies and lupins shown against a background of delicately painted foliage. A notable American Modernist and muralist, Julius Moessel first studied at the Munich Academy of Fine Art under Richard von Seitz. After moving to the United States, he exhibited widely and with success including at the Art Institute of Chicago, The Corcoran Gallery and the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts. Julius Morsel was the recipient of numerous medals, prizes and juried awards and his work is held in the permanent collections of museums in both the United States and Germany.
Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, Vol. IX, p. 894; Index to Artistic Biography, First Supplement, Havlice, p. 859; Who Was Who in American Art, Falk, Vol. II, p. 2303. Davenport’s Art Reference Guide, 2009/10 Edition, p. 1807; et al.
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