Hello up for auction is this vintage 40"X20" oil on board "Strauss Waltz" painting done by August Albo. I believe this painting is named the Strauss Waltz, but I could be mistaken. Painting is in a white wooden scroll leaf guilded frame. This would look great behind a sofa or above a fire place, even in a Victorian room. Truly an amazing piece. I have listed Albo's smaller version of this painting as well, and it is signed, I believe this one may be as well, but the frame is covering it. Painting does have a wear mark in the upper left corner and lower left corner. Frame is absolutely gorgeous and fits the painting quite well. T is one tiny flaw in the frame on the lower bottom.The paper backing is tearing some on the backside. T is a red wire attached to the back for hanging purposes. The entire item measures approx. 43"X24". Some information on the artist below.
I thank you for viewing this auction. No international bidders. A $2.00 handling fee will be automatically applied to shipping costs to cover packaging materials. Thank you.All my items come from yard, garage, and estate sales, as well as thrift stores etc., tfore I cannot guarantee that they are from a pet or smoke free environment. Please take this into consideration when bidding. Thank you. August Albo ( September 11 , 1893 – 1963) was an Estonian artist who studied at the Russian Royal Academy of Art but lived most of his life in New York City. The actual date of his death is unknown, most sources saying 1963 (which is most likely correct), although some individuals claim that they commissioned him to do portraits well into the 1980s.
The details of his life are obscure, with no sure sources, but most seem to agree that he painted for the Czar in Moscow before the Russian Revolution. As a young man, he was also said to have been a ballet dancer (which may account for some of his most known work being of ballerinas), and a professional violinist.During the beginning of his painting career, he focused on abstract art. However, through appreciation for works from the old school of painting, he started painting with more realism. He was a very versatile artist, and could paint any given subject with incredible detail. He painted all over the world, particularly in cities with renowned ballets, such as Paris, Moscow, and Berlin. His most famous work was "Free as the Wind", a painting depicting running horses. He is also known for his ballerina paintings. One of his lesser known works was of Merike Sheinkin as a child, and he also painted a scene called "Ocean Views" depicting two small boats on a rocky beach. It is uncertain what his real name was, but he would often sign paintings as "Rod Palmer" or "A. Curtis" in addition to simply "Albo". Payment can only be made through Paypal, unless other arrangements have been made between buyer and seller. Thank you.
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