Typical Art Nouveau portrait of a lady from Viennese high society was executed by famous Austrian ,painter, graphic artist and goldsmith Wilhelm Wodnansky (1876 - Vienna - 1958). He studied at the Arts and Craft school in Vienna in 1893, from 1896 to 1901 Schulle of Fine Art under Karl Karger. Decorated with frescos the theater in Schumla in Bulgaria , in the Viennese University church, 1903 painted frescos in the Antonius church In 1901 he participated in the exhibiting of Kunstgewerbe Scholl in the Belvedere, and 1902-1904 - by exhibions of Viennese art Union Kuenstlerhaus with his portraits, landscapes and animale works. Member of Hagenbund since 1905, then since 1914 was member of Kuenstlerhaus. Professor of Graphic School in Vienna till 1936. His works are in theAustrian National Gallery Belvedere.
Literature: Thieme/Becker V. 5, 1911. H.Fuchs "Lexicon of austrian artists of 19th century", Vienna, 1975.
Inscription: signed upper right.
Technique: oil on canvas. Art Nouveau gold-plated frame.
Measurements: each unframed w 29 1/8" x 39 1/2" (74 x 100,5 cm), framed w 33 5/8" x h 44 1/8" (85,5 x 112 cm) .
Condition: in very good condition .