Lot 301: Klar (Otto, 1908-1994). Afican women and children, oil on board, showing three African women, two carrying babies, and two small children, before a crude timber structure, signed lower right, 40.5 x 53.5cm (16 x 21ins). Otto Klar was born in Vienna, and he studied there at the Academy of Arts. He exhibited in Vienna, Munich and Berlin before travelling to South Africa in 1939. Klar settled in Pretoria, where he painted and taught art. He was interested in local landscape and figure subjects, and his works were praised for their bold palette, energy and strength; his style has been likened to the hurling of thunderbolts across the canvas. (1)
Dominic Winter's Fine Art & Antiques Auction July 2015
Thursday, 16th July 2015
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