Johann Vincenz Cissarz
1873 - 1942
Image size: 19 x 49 inches
Oil on canvas, signed & dated "28"
Original Gilt frame
Johann Vincenz Cissarz was born on January 22nd 1873, Danzig, German Empire (today Gdańsk, the Republic of Poland) and died on December 22nd 1942, Frankfurt, Germany.
Johann Vincenz Cissarz was known for his paintings, illustrations, posters and typography.From 1891 until 1894 Cissarz studied at the academy of arts in Dresden, where he also worked as a graphic artist and designer. In 1916 he settled in Frankfurt, teaching painting at the Städel Art Institute until 1939.
Oil on canvas, signed lower left
Image size: 41 x 34 inches
This dates to around 1930
Portrait of an Athlete
Oil on canvas
Original gilt frame
Grand Prix Tours 1923
Featuring the Bugatti "TANK",no.6
Oil on canvas, signed lower right
Image size: 32½ x 25 inches
Oil on canvas
Image size: 39 ½ x 32 inches
On the Seine, Paris
Oil on board
Image size: 8 x 10 inches
Philip Campbell Curtis
American 1907 - 2000
Oil on board, signed and dated 1960
Image size: 12 ½ x 5 ½ inches
In 1932 he began formal training at the Yale School of Fine Arts, where he got a four-year degree. As part of the Yale curriculum Curtis spent his last college years in New York and began working for the Works Progress Administration project. He was initially employed in the murals division of the WPA, then was sent to Phoenix, Arizona where he founded and served as Director of the Phoenix Art Center, predecessor of the Phoenix Art Museum.
Australian 1897 - 1985
Summer on the Seine
Oil on canvas, signed lower right
Image size: 30 x 38 inches
Hand made frame
Norman Lloyd was born in 1895 near Newcastle, New South Wales, where he attended primary school. He left school in 1911 and started to work and study painting with Julian Ashton and James R. Jackson in Sydney.
On his 21st birthday in 1916 he enlisted with the Australian Imperial Forces and was transported to Europe where he was seriously wounded in battle a year later. After returning to Sydney in February 1918, he took up painting lessons at the Julian Ashton Art School again.
From 1921 to 1926, Lloyd exhibited with galleries in Sydney and Melbourne, showing landscapes and Sydney harbour scenes painted in the more traditional style of his teachers.
From 1926 to 1929, Norman Lloyd visited Europe and travelled widely in Italy and France, exhibiting in the UK, France and Australia, culminating in a solo exhibition at Macquarie Galleries in Sydney.
In the 1930s, Lloyd migrated to London with his wife Edith for good, setting up a boarding house in upmarket St Johns Wood and establishing himself quickly in the new society, being a kind, generous and interested man with a broad horizon.
His mansion became a meeting point and home for many Australian expats, among them painters Will Ashton, Alison Rehfisch and George Duncan. The Lloyds hosted pianist Nancy Weir, and war correspondent Harold Fyffe was a close friend, who introduced Lloyd to H G Wells and George Bernard Shaw.
Lloyd established himself also professionally, when he was elected member of the exclusive Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) in 1936 and of the London Sketch Club, over which he presided during 1941 to 1942.
He also kept his connection with Australia by becoming a Fellow of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales, and in 1949 Henry Hanke’s portrait of Norman Lloyd was chosen to be hung in the Archibald Prize of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
From 1933 until 1970, Lloyd exhibited regularly with the ROI, and showed at the Royal Academy of London. The titles testify of Lloyd’s love for mediterranean Europe - Italy, Spain, France, Turkey and Morocco, inspiring joyful land, sea and mountainscapes, in a style that evoked impressionism. Lloyd was a prolific painter who was able to paint fast, preferring textural oil and pastels.
From 1947 onwards, Lloyd spent the summers with Zénaide Chaumette - whom he had met in Paris after the war - in the heart of France in Chassignolles. This liaison strengthened his connection with France and probably led to his exhibiting at several Salons of the Société des Artistes Français from 1947 until 1962, and also at the Salon d’Hiver in Paris.
After the death of Zénaide Chaumette in 1954, Lloyd was willed Chaumette’s house in Chassignolles until he died, and it seems that he moved to Chassignolles permanently in 1974, at the age of 80 after the death of his wife, Edith.
He was later found wandering in a confused state in Paris unable to speak, having had a stroke. Fortunately he was able to communicate that he had friends in Chassignolles which led to the involvement of a nephew in England. The nephew was contacted and arrangements made for him to live in a nursing home in Yorkshire where he died on 5 March 1983. The ‘Times’ of London printed a short obituary.
In 1989, 1990, Lloyd’s work was shown at Savill Galleries in Sydney alongside a number of important Australian artists. In 1990 Christopher Day Gallery, Sydney, dedicated a solo exhibition to Norman Lloyd, and 1991 saw his work again at a group exhibition in Deutscher Fine Art, Melbourne.
Lloyd’s work is now represented in the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the QueenslandArtGallery, the University of Sydney Art Collection and numerous private collections in Australia, Europe and US.
Italian Fl. 1870 - 1890
After the Ball
Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1885
Image size: 24 ¾ x 33 ½ inches (63 x 85 cm)
Contemporary gilt frame
French 1824 - 1914
Landscape with Viaduct
Oil on board, signed with initial lower right
Image size: 8 3/4 x 16 1/4 inches
Original gilt frame
Exhibition labels verso
Duval studied painting with Alexandre Diday, a landscape painter. In his paintings one finds the love for the calm of the landscape and the distant horizons.
As an Orientalist he made his first trip to Egypt in 1869, where he followed the course of the Nile. He made a second trip in 1874 with his painter friend Louis Auguste Veillon. He made a last trip to Egypt in 1883.
Late 18th Century
Portrait of a Lady
Pastel on paper, mounted on canvas
Image size: 28 x 23 inches
Contemporary style frame
Ernst Museum Auction
This pastel portrait of a lady dates from the late eighteenth century. She is pictured in a white muslin dress in the style made fashionable by Marie Antoinette, after she was painted wearing one in 1783. This could have been quite a daring choice for our subject as at the time Marie Antoinette was much criticised for allowing herself to be seen in attire that was deemed to be too similar to undergarments - indeed the style was called 'la chemise de la reine'.
It is certainly very different from the ornate rococo styles that had previously dominated. The mop cap worn by our subject suggests that she was a married woman, and obviously of some wealth judging by the intricate lace work and silk ribbons adorning her otherwise relatively simple dress.
There is an intriguing label attached to the back of this portrait - 'Ernst Museum Auction'. This suggests that it was once the property of Lajos Ernst, who was a noted Hungarian art critic and collector. During his life Ernst collected 6,500 articles from Hungarian history and art and founded a museum in 1912 to house his collection (the Ernst Museum in Budapest, which still exists today). An auction was held there twice a year between 1917 and 1937.
1853 - 1908
Portrait of a Young Girl
Oil on canvas
Image size: 19 x 13 inches
Simon Buchbinder (1899-1969) was a Polish painter. Most of his works were genre and historical scenes and portraits done in small formats.
He received his first lessons from his brother, Józef, an established artist who was his senior by fourteen years.
From 1869 to 1871, he attended the "Warsaw School of Drawing". After graduating, he was able to find a position as a designer at the Vienna State Opera.
Two years later, he enrolled at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. He was there until 1878.
The following year, he moved to Kraków where he obtained a position in the studios of Jan Matejko at the Academy of Fine Arts. Later, Matejko would refer to him as a "painter of great hope".
In 1883, a scholarship enabled him to study in Munich, where he remained for many years.
In 1897, he moved to Berlin and concentrated on doing portraits. He apparently died there around 1908, although he may have lived until as late as 1924.
He seldom exhibited; notably with the Kraków Society of Friends of Fine Arts during his stay there and at an exhibition of German painters at the Grafton Galleries in 1906.