This lovely Art Deco scene with Columbine and Pierrot was created by renowned Austrian-Hungarian painter Richard Geiger, born 1870 in Vienna. The artist studied in the Vienna Academy under Christian Griepenkerl and Eisenmenger and later in Paris in the studio of L.Flameng. From 1893 Geiger worked in Budapest as portrait, nude and genre painter.
Literature: Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart", Leipzig, 1999; Prof.H.Fuchs " Die Österreichischen Maler ", Vienna, 1975, AKL Index.Dr.Nagy "Dictionary of the hungarian artists"(in Hungarian).
Inscription: signed lower right.
Technique: Oil on canvas. Art Deco style gilt gallery frame.
Measurements: unframed w 23 7/8" x h 31 3/4" (60,5 x 80,5 cm); framed w 29 1/3" x h 37 1/4" (74,5 x 94,5 cm).
Condition: in good condition.