Offered by: Robert Funk Fine Art
1581 Brickell Ave., Suite 2303 Miami, FL 33129 , United States Call Seller 305.857.0521


Timeless and Classic Nude Girl at Pool - Academic Artist,

$ 28,000
  • Description
    This painting of a classic nude at a pool, "Hilda at the Pool," is both a portrait and a landscape. Leon Kroll rejected Modernism to triumph in the beauty of Classicism.
    During his lifetime, Leon Kroll was one of the USA's most productive and successful artists of the 20th century. He is a classicist, and his portraits and landscapes are based on observation and knowledge. Kroll's work gets better the closer the viewer gets to the canvas so that one can marvel at his simultaneous
    understated yet complex painting technique. Kroll makes it look so easy.
    Signed lower right

    The painting will look best with a top gallery style lighting to bring out color and detail.
    Lined canvas. Under UV exam, 4 inch vertical line of inpaint along the right edge of the figures leg, and a few scattered dots and dashes of inpaint; most notable in the figure's right thigh. Small 1/4 inch dot of in paint in the cheek, and a few spots in the extreme upper right corner. Minor areas of thinning to paint layer in figure's arms and torso. Yellowed varnish. Faint 1 inch scratch in near the figure's jaw.
    Framed Dimensions 45 X 29.25 Inches

    Kroll was born in New York and studied at the Art Students League under John Twachtman and at the National Academy of Design. Between 1908 and 1910, Kroll studied in Paris at the Académie Julian; during these years, Kroll discovered Paul Cézanne, the influences of whom are readily apparent in early works. Upon returning to America, Kroll's work was exhibited in 1913 at the Amory Show. By the 1920s he had begun teaching, at the National Academy of Design and at the Art Institute of Chicago.

    During the 1930s Leon Kroll and his wife Geneviève (whom he had met in France) began spending time in Gloucester's Folly Cove neighborhood, not far from the Babson Farm Quarry (known today as Halibut Point). In 1944 they purchased a property there, and for the rest of their lives divided their time between Cape Ann and New York. The Krolls and their daughter, Marie-Claude, quickly formed friendships with many of the other artists living and working in the area including Paul Manship, Walker Hancock, Virginia Lee Burton Demetrios and George Demetrios."
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States, New York
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Oil on Canvas
    Condition: Good. Good Lined canvas. Under UV exam, 4 inch vertical line of inpaint along the right edge of the figures leg, and a few scattered dots
    Creation Date: 1935 Circa
    Styles / Movements: Impressionism, Realism, Hudson River School
    Incollect Reference #: 729256
  • Dimensions
    W. 26 in; H. 42 in;
    W. 66.04 cm; H. 106.68 cm;
Message from Seller:

You'll find an eclectic group of art works at Robert Funk Fine Art. 45 years of experience has shaped Director Robert Funk's multi-perspective approach to presenting art. As an undergrad in painting, he studied with great teachers such as first-generation abstract expressionist Robert Richenburg and hyper-realist painter Janet Fish. In Graduate School he worked with famed critic E.C. Goossen and went on to work as a Photographer, New York Advertising Art Director, and Art Collector.

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