C. 1970 Oil on canvas by Constantine Kluge(1912-2003). Born in Riga, Latvia but spent much of his life in France. Attended the Paris Fine Arts Academy. Most noted for Parisian scenes. This one is titled on reverse “Les Arches Romaines” and was on exhibit at Wally Findlay Galleries in NY. Romaine is town in southern France named after the ruins left during the Roman invasion. Kluge’s paintings have been described as poetic realism. Use of subtle usually pastel coloration is prevalent in many of his paintings.
This work is very large at 32.5” x 39.5”unframed, and 34.25” x 41.75”framed, and in excellent unrestored condition and in a contemporary frame in excellent condition.
Constantine Kluge 20th C. Oil Painting