1882 - 1958
Floral Still Life
Oil on canvas, signed lower right
Image size: 27 ¾ x 23 ¾ inches
Original gilt frame
1885 - 1948
The Night March, Ostend
Oil on panel, signed and dated '1916, Ostend' lower left
Image size: 12 ½ x 15 ½ inches
Franz Eichhorst was born in Berlin on the 7th September 1885, he was a German painter, engraver and illustrator.
Eichhorst volunteered for military service for Germany in World War I as part of the Imperial Navy. In the early 1920s, Eichhorst set up a summer studio in Matrei in Osttirol and created relatively austere paintings of the rural folk of Germany. There in 1928, he created one of his most well-known works, Mädchen mit Krug (Girl with Pitcher).
He became a teacher of drawing at the Berlin Academy of Art in 1935, then became a mural painting instructor in 1936. In 1938 he created a monumental mural, spanning the 4 walls in Bürgersaal in the town of Berlin-Schöneberg, titled German epic: From the beginning of World War II up to the national survey. The Face of a Young German fresco brought him much acclaim. In April 1938, Adolf Hitler bestowed upon him the honorary title of Professor.
In 1939 he and sculptor Arno Breker received The Medal of Fine Arts.
Over 50 of his paintings were displayed at the Great German art exhibition (Große Deutsche Kunstausstellung) at the Haus der Kunst in Munich, including battle scenes from the Second World War, particularly those from the conflicts with Poland and Russia.
Russian 20th Century
Portrait of a Lady
Charcoal , signed lower right and dated 'Paris 1935'
Image size: 25 x 19 inches
Original oak frame
The majority of these artists left their country after the Revolution of 1917, going through Germany or Belgium, before settling in Paris, a city dreamed of by numerous Russian painters of the time who saw in it a place of liberty and ease of living.
For Paris was indeed the “Capital of the Arts,” the nexus of avant-gardes that followed upon each other from the Realism of Courbet through to the Narrative Figuration of the 1970s. These avant-garde creators, which Paris welcomed, came from all over the world to study, create, and display their work.
The art that they created became international and universal, so much so that they were grouped together under the name “School of Paris,” a movement that erased borders and national references. “There are no foreigners in art,” wrote Brancusi in 1922, underlining the fact that it was impossible to distinguish, in that school, that which the foreign artists borrowed from the French and that which the French borrowed from the foreigners.
A common aesthetic— rejecting academicism, with an abstract tendency— was born from artists of all nationalities, many of whom did not even speak the same language.
William Francis Vere Kebbell
1888 - 1963
Lillies in a glazed pot
Oil on canvas, signed upper right
Image size: 30 ¼ x 24 ¾ inches
Hand made frame
Born at Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on 20 July 1888. In 1901, as Vere Kebble, living at 16 York Road, Hove, Sussex with his 33 year old widowed mother Edith, who was born in Calcutta.
Kebbell studied at Byam Shaw and at Vicat School of Art and during his painting career was known as Vere Kebbell. In 1911, 'of indendent means', living with his future in-laws, Charles Edward and Eleanor Robertia Myring, at 5 Grange Park, Ealing and he married at Ealing St Mary Church, London in 1914, Hilda Robertina Myring and had two children, Charles Denys Vere and Joan Betty.
A portrait specialist and a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1922-1926, exhibiting from 17 Longridge Road, Earls Court, London S.W.5, two oil paintings, 'A Sketch at Burford' and 'Jug-Still Life'. He was also a member and exhibitor at the Pastel Society having other exhibitions at Royal Academy 1915-1945; the Royal Institute of Oil Painters; International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers and at the Walker Gallery, Liverpool.
In 1939, an artist, still living at 5 Grange Park, Ealing, London which was still his address when he died at King Edward Hospital, Ealing on 29 March 1963.
1828 - 1865
Oil on board
Image size: 10 x 15 1/4 inches
Landscape painter, pupil of Pieter Francis Peters, in Stuttgart, in 1857, with his brother Christian Friedrich Mali. Lived in Munich and traveled to Italy.
Paintings in several German museums.