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Note: All items are sold "AS IS/AS DESCRIBED", to the best of our knowledge, research and ability. ITEM DESCRIPTION: Here is the 1st of 2 Absolutely Beautiful Mid Century, Early 1960’s, Original Signed Austrian Oil Paintings by the listed artist ‘Kurt Vuković’ (or Vukovic, Austrian, 1897-), whose signature appears lower right in the image area. Please see our other listing. This 1st Painting is titled in the lower right margin by the artist but is written in German and I can’t quite figure out all of it “Hohn Priel maybe??? Hinterstoder” (which is in Austria, and translates to: “Travesty Tideway, Hinterstoder”). From our records: Kurt Vuković was born in 1897 near Vienna, Austria (in the Austro-Hungarian Empire as it was known then). He is primarily known for his paintings of the Austrian Alps, landscapes and floral still lifes which express his love of nature. During the course of his career, he traveled & painted throughout the Austrian Alps and also traveled to Switzerland and Italy where the majesty of the mountains inspired him. Through research, there is also a reference to a ‘Keist Vukovic’ (listed as a Czech artist) and the auction/sale references of paintings I have seen from him bear the same signature as Kurt Vuković, which leads me to believe that they were the same person and possibly he took the name Kurt as a way to possibly reach a wider American audience. Originally the Czechoslovakian area (Bohemia) was known as the Austro Hungarian Empire until about 1918 when it became Czechoslovakia (from 1918-1993), and is now known as the Czech Republic. The lands of Bohemia and Moravia were under Austrian rule from 1867-1918, so I don’t believe listing him as a ‘Czech’ artist would be quite correct (though Czech is the spoken language), moreover I think he would be considered ‘Austrian’ or more politically correct ‘Austro-Hungarian’ during that time period. The Painting is...
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