A very appealing portrait ( oil on board ) of a wise and shrewd looking lady by the Swiss artist Willy Quidort. There is not too much biographical information available for Willy Quidort and only somewhat limited records for past auction sales figures. Be that as it may, this is indeed a portrait worth hanging up in a place of honour in the house. The artist did not, unfortunately, date this painting.
Willy Quidort was born in 1898 in Winterthur, and died in 1978 in Feuerthalen. He studied since 1918 at the School of Applied Arts in Basel, moved in 1920 to the Académie Julian in Paris and stayed from 1921 to 1926 in Italy. 1926-31 he worked in Switzerland, then in Brazil, 1934 in Sicily and then again in Switzerland.
Size : outer size : 54 cm. ( 21 17/64" ) tall x 44 cm. ( 17 21/64" ) wide - the inner painting itself : 38 cm. ( 14 61/64 " ) tall x 28.5 cm. ( 11 7/32" ) wide.
Condition : very good.
We find this painting to be a very attractive piece of fine art.
A Willy Quidort ( Swiss, 1898-1978 ) oil portrait of a lady.