A characteristically colorful, lively still life print from Anna Gasteiger, who frequently painted in oil using an impasto technique of thick layers applied over the entire canvas. "Stilleben mit Begonientopf "- or "Still Life with Begonias in a Vase" - is a wonderful example of a tremendously influential female artist from the turn of the 20th century. Measuring 5.5" x 4" sight and 10.75" x 9" in a beveled, white wood frame, on silver foil mount with matte, and behind glass. A lovely presentation with its original backing, in excellent condition with some slight wear in the frame.
Anna Gasteiger (1877-1954), born Anna Sophie Meyer, was a German artist working in the early 20th century, best known for her still-life paintings of flowers rendered in oil-based paints with distinctive, lively impasto brushstrokes, and a bright palette. Gasteiger’s choice of subject matter derived from her early fascination with the works of Dutch masters of the 17th century, and paintings such as "Floral Still Life with Larkspur in a Vase Arranged on a Table" and "Autumn By a Lakeside" exemplify her expressive aesthetic. She was born on February 26, 1877 in Lubeck, Germany and showed an early talent for painting. After studying at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, under Julius Exter, she began exhibiting regularly in Munich and Dresden. In 1902, she and her husband, the sculptor Mathias Gasteiger (whom she also met at the Royal Academy), built a house in the Bavarian district of Holzhausen am Ammersee. This home soon became an artists’ colony of sorts, as the couple hosted numerous festivals and exhibitions. Today, the house and its Art Nouveau furniture remains largely unchanged, serving as a museum of both her paintings and his sculptures. Gasteiger died on December 16, 1954 in Munich, Germany.
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