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Louis Kronberg (1872 - 1965) Original Charcoal
Origial vintage charcoal of a woman of authority. Nice detail from this highly listed artist.
Size: 19x24" unframed, 21x26" framed.
Sales History: Sold "The Velita" in March of 2001 for $29,500.
Shipping: $75 witin US. Internatonal contact us for quote.
An expatriate born in Boston, Louis Kronberg spent much of his career in France learning the pastel technique from Edgar Degas, French Impressionist. Kronberg painted many graceful figure works and became a popular portraitist of the early 20th Century. He was best known for his pictures of the theater and its performers, especially dancers and dancing.In Paris, he acted as a buyer for Isabella Stewart Gardner of Boston. He also painted in Algiers and Spain. He returned to the United States after twenty-five years and became an important figure in the Cape Ann, Massachusetts art colony.Kronberg attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Art Students League in New York City, where he studied under William Merritt Chase.His early oil paintings were in an academic style, somewhat dark, with a subdued tonal effect. However, influenced by the techniques of James McNeill Whistler, the compositions of Edgar Degas, and his own interest in oriental woodcuts and engravings, Kronberg evolved a new personal style, which was animated, dramatic, and adventurous in design.Kronberg's paintings were shown in important exhibitions and acquired by leading museums such as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Muse d'Oursay in Paris, the San Diego Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and, due to the great friendship the artist had with Isabella Stewart Gardner, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, also in Boston.