(Troppau 1848 - 1952 Wien)
PAINTING SPRING IMPRESSIONS around 1900
- Oil Painting on canvas.
- Signed bottom left
- Measurements: 95 x 106 cm
- Frame Measurements: 114 x 127 cm
- The Painting and the frame are in excellent conditions
- The frame was original restored
- A. Kaufmann is found in the Austrian art lexicon ''Fuchs''
(Troppau 1848 - 1952 Vienna)
The landscape and marine painter was initially self-taught, completed his studies with Emile van Marcke de Lummen (1827-1890) in Paris and undertook numerous study trips within Europe and through the Orient. He lived alternately in Paris, the city that had a special fascination for him, in Berlin, Dusseldorf and Munich. After Germany followed trips to Russia, Norway, Poland and Holland.
In 1890 he finally settled in Vienna, founded in 1900 in his studio - in the Vienna IV district, Weyringergasse 7 - together with the Austrian landscape painter Carl Freiherr von Merode (1853-1909) and Heinrich Lefler a "painting school for women", in He gave art lessons to his students. He returned to Paris time and again, traveling to Normandy, Brittany and Belgium. In France he signed with the pseudonym A. Guyot.
Adolf Kaufmann was influenced by the French paysage intime, the school of Barbizon. Artists, whom he met around 1870, left a lasting mark on Adolf Kaufmann in his manner of painting. He proved to be a very good observer of nature. He preferred in his motives mostly contrast rich, colorful, atmospheric representations of forests, trees, streams and small ponds, in which he often with preference, typical for him, inserted individuals.
Due to his outstanding talent, Kaufmann soon enjoyed great prestige in Paris. He has received numerous medals as awards and honors, especially on the occasion of the Paris World's Fair. Many art lovers bought his paintings. As a member of the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts from 1890 to 1913, he was frequently represented at the large-scale exhibitions at the Wiener Künstlerhaus, the Munich Glass Palace and the Großer Berliner Kunstausstellung. The Viennese society was also enthusiastic about his works. In 1909 he became a full member of the Vienna Künstlerhaus. In 1910 a journey took him to Holland, 1912 to Amsterdam and South Tyrol. In 1913 he traveled again to Holland and subsequently to Norway, where his fjord pictures were taken. In 1914 he made his last trip to northern Italy.
Adolf Kaufmann's works were often acquired by representatives of the high aristocracy. For example, the artist owns or owned the Austrian Imperial House, Napoleon III, Crown Princess Stephanie, Archduke Friedrich, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Queen Isabella II of Spain and the Grand Ducal Painting Collection Baden-Baden. These works are today represented in numerous collections and museums, including the Museum Troppau, the Art Museum of Istanbul and the Leopold Museum in Vienna. Numerous pictures clearly attributed to the artist are signed by him using a pseudonym.
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