This is a gorgeous and incredibly Fine Antique Old California Plein Air Landscape Oil Painting on canvas, by esteemed early German - American, Palm Springs, California Impressionist painter, Anton Gutknecht 1907 - 1988. This artwork likely dates to the 1950's - early 1960's and depicts a majestic and serene California landscape scene. Delicately rendered mountain peaks loom overhead, while intricately painted pine trees and a calm stream are visible. The mastery of Gutknecht at the Impressionist art style is paramount in this particular work. This manor sized artwork is approximately 34 3/4 x 58 3/4 inches including frame.
Actual artwork is approximately 24 x 48 1/4 inches. Very good condition for age, with some light edge wear and material loss to the original period ornate gilded frame, and a few small pinhole tears (which have been repaired,) and a few light scuffs to the painted canvas please see photos. Acquired from an old and affluent estate in Pasadena, California. If you like what you see, I encourage you to make an Offer. Please check out my other listings for more wonderful and unique artworks!
Anton Gutknecht was born in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1907 and died in 1988. He studied in Dusseldorf, Munich, and Hamburg, and instructed for many years at Vienna's Royal Academy before moving to southern California where he settled in Palm Springs.
Gutknecht has traveled extensively over the world, painting a wide variety of subjects. His works have won prizes in international competitions in Vienna, Paris, Rome, Naples, and Venice. His paintings are a mixture of realism with an idealistic beauty. Some of his Southern California scenes were reproduced as commercial prints. A 1980 book published by Foster Art Books titled "Painting Landscapes and Seascapes by Anton Gutknecht" brought him recognition in the United States.
Source: Norman Davies, Torrance, California who adds: This is taken from an information sheet attached to the back of a painting. It also states that as many as 2 million prints were made of his work. I have seen European scenes by him, but most were of California. He was represented by "The Art Center Gallery" 1492 South Coast Highway Laguna Beach, California. Anton Gutknecht a listed Artist, was born and died in Dusseldorf, Germany.
He studied in Dusseldorf, Munich, and Hamburg, and instructed for many years at Vienna's Royal Academy before moving to southern California where he settled for some time. Gutknecht traveled extensively over the world, painting a wide variety of subjects. The book titled "Painting Landscapes and Seascapes" brought him recognition in the United States. Gutknecht's paintings have enjoyed a strong worldwide demand. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".
The seller is "willsusa_utzeqm" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.