Oil on Canvas
26 x 30½ Inches
Signed Lower Left "Carl Fischer"
A psychologically penetrating oil study of a woman, possibly a circus performer, shown reclining on a chaise-lounge against pillows and supporting her head on her hand. The artist has accomplished a tour-de-force character study and and elegant tonalist composition.
Carl Fischer first studied under Viggo Johansen (1907-12) and, subsequently, in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany. He was the recipient of several scholarships, including the Akademie Scholarship (1917) which allowed him to further his studies for two years abroad. Fischer exhibited widely and with success and was the recipient of numerous prizes, medals and juried awards. Throughout his lifetime, he was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Danish Academy of Art's fall invitational exhibition at the Charlottenborg Gallery.
Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, Vol V, p.479; Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Kunstler, Vollmer Supplement, Vol. II , p.111; et al.
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