Emil Lindenfeld c.1940 Impressionist garden oil painting Italy Italian artist

Emil Lindenfeld (1905-1986). Oil on canvas measures 24 x 31 inches. Excellent condition. Signed lower right. Title on reverse. Unframed.
Born in Hungary, Emil Lindenfeld studied there under Janos Tornai and Sandor Fay. In 1926, he went to Italy where he lived and painted for 30 years and received the honor of election to the Councilor of Italian Fine Arts in 1946. In 1956, at the time of the uprising in Hungary, he emigrated to New York City with his first wife, who had survived the concentration camps and whose dream was to come to America. An interesting anecdote is that Emil and Eva were booked to sail on the ill-fated Andrea Doria, with his life's work of several hundred paintings. Fortunately the Italian government caused much red tape over the departure of classic Italian art work. If it were not for this bureaucratic delay, his best work would be at the bottom of the Atlantic. The Lindenfelds then sailed on the sister ship of the Doria. Lindenfeld's work was exhibited at Barnard College, the New York Coliseum (1957) with Frank Lloyd Wright, and in the 1960s, exhibitions of Lindenfeld's work were held in Charlotte, North Carolina (1966 & 1968, 1976); Detroit, Michigan (1969) and Weirton, West Virginia (1969, 1970). From April 2-May 31, 1983, he had a one-man show, "The World of Emil Lindenfeld," at the Morris Museum
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