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Artist:     Oskar Mulley (Austrian, 1891-1949),
Title:     Tyrolean farmhouses on the Brenner Pass
Item ID   5376
Price:     3800.00 €


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Despite the absence of a signature, this experssionistic painting is a typical example of the art of Oskar Mulley , Austrian painter of Classical Modern ( 1891 Klagenfurt/Austria - 1949 Garmisch-Partenkirchen/Germany). 1910-1913 at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with Alois Delug and Rudolf Jettmar. After working briefly as a theater painter, Mulley lived from 1918 to 1934 in Kufstein in Tyrol and made a name for himself as a mountain painter. Mulley´s works became so popular after 1930 that the painter even had to file a plagiarism lawsuit against a counterfeiter. [1]

He spent his last phase of life in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.His early work during his time at the academy is characterized by the depiction of country life (landscapes, farmhouses and (rural) still lifes). In his Kufstein period, mountain motifs dominate, which are always free from the depiction of people. His Garmisch creative period is characterized by a softer and more fluid coloring. Mulley´s dark "heroic" landscapes with pasty paint application and spatula technology were particularly valued at the time of National Socialism.In 1937 he received the Austrian Golden State Medal for Fine Arts.

Literature: Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler.."; Prof. H.Fuchs "Austrian painters lexicon", Vienna, 1975; ; AKL (Genaral Artist Lexicon) Index, on-line wikipedia.

Inscription: unsigned, on the back of the canvas is old label with the original title in German: " Bauernhaus am Brenner (in English: Farmerhouse on the Brenner). Brenner or Brenner Pass is a border pass in the Eastern Alps between the Austrian state of Tyrol and the Autonomous Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol, which belongs to Italy.

Technique: oil on canvas. Original period frame.

Measurements: unframed w 32 1/4" x h 23 5/8" (82 x 60 cm), framed w 39 1/3" x h 31 1/2" (100 x 80 cm) .

Condition: in very good condition.

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