Thursday, 25 March 2010

Rudolf Schlichter (1890 - 1955)

"Portrait of Karola Neher" 1929

"Karola Neher was a well-known actress in Germany during the inter-war period and played Polly Peachum in the 1931 film adaptation of the theatrical hit The Threepenny Opera by Kurt Weill and Berthold Brecht. Neher was also Brecht’s mistress for a time. A Communist sympathiser, Neher fled to Moscow with her second husband Anatol Becker in 1934. There they became victims of the Stalinist purges, Becker being executed by firing squad in 1937 while Neher was sentenced to ten years in a labour camp. She died of typhoid in a camp in 1942 aged 41."

This magnificent portrait was presumed lost until 2007.



"Speedy, the artists wife" 1929


"Speedy half nude"

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Louisa Matthíasdóttir (1917 - 2000)

"Self portrait"


"Self portrait in striped jumper"


"Two horses in a landscape"


"Gul" 1990


"Self portrait"


"Maine landscape with figure" 1976


"Icelandic landscape with sheep" 1989


"Self portrait"


"House and sheep" 1982


Louisa Matthiasdottir: Selected Paintings at Tibor de Nagy Gallery

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Charles Harold Davis (1856 - 1933)

"Clouds and shadow"


"A clearing"


"With the summer breeze"


"All hallows eve"


"Twilight over Plum Island and the Parker River"


"Afternoon, Mystic Connecticut"


"By the shore"


"Passing summer"


"Clouds and hills"


"Sky"

Jean-François Dunant (c.1780 - 1858)

"L'Imploration nocturne à la Vierge du reposoir"

Monday, 22 March 2010

Charles Webster Hawthorne (1872 - 1930)

"Fisherman and his daughter"


"The Family"


"Daffodils"


"The Fisherman's Daughter"


"The Blue Kimono"


"Girl with pan"


"The Captain's Wife" 1924


"Motherhood Triumphant"


"Girl with red rose"


"Refining oil"


"Eleanor"


"Little Dora"


"Early Spring"


"First Mate"


"Girl with vase"


"Clipper ship captain"


"Maureen"


"The Trousseau"


"Spring"


"The Family"


"Wild Flowers"


Biography

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Alexander Mann (1853 - 1908)

"The Shipwrights Daughter" 1883


"Portrait of a girl with long hair" 1886


"Tangier from the dunes" 1892


"The Gleaners" 1889


"Pine trees by the coast, Levanto"


"Mary, the artists daughter" 1898


"Afterglow"