Artist Pawel August Kontny (1923-2002) Stunning and expressive landscape. This artist had a minimal approach with the paint, giving us transparency and texture. Thick lines create building outlines. To get to the desired texture, Kontny used a mix of dust marble with oil paint. An earlier piece by Kontny. Made before he moved out of Germany into Denver. In 1960, Pawel Kontny decided to relocate to the Mile High City from Nuremberg, Germany. He had enjoyed a successful career thereafter World War II but, like many artists before him, he quickly became enamored of Colorado’s healthful and sunny climate, the freedom of its wide-open spaces, and the Rocky Mountains that reminded him of the Bavarian Alps. In the early 1960s, he was one of only a few European-born professional artists in the state, a select group that included Herbert Bayer (1900-1985), a member of the prewar Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau, Germany, and Roland Detre (1903-2001), a Hungarian modernist painter. His work, like life itself, is full of contrasts in which objective and abstract art are seen, at times, to touch. This is Kontny’s signature and he follows it up with a masterly change of style and manner. Delicate pastels, stimulating watercolors, and rich oils are all created in their own original form and design. Without distortion, he brings forth a sensuality – an emotion. The dimensions are of the piece as a whole, the painting itself is measured as Width: 31" Height: 23" This painting lives in a unique frame, refer to the photos provided for more detail. Purchased sometime in 1956 from Munich Gallery in Germany.
REFERENCE NUMBER: LU825827086312
PERIOD: Mid-20th Century
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 30.75" Width: 38.50" Depth: 3"
CREATOR: Pawel Kontny (Artist)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Germany