A large oil painting on canvas of a Swiss or German town high in the Alps. The spring flowers are in bloom in the window boxes and the brilliant green grass slopes up to the jagged peaks. Painted in the early 1900’s. This highly collected artist was one of the 'Taos Society of Artists' painters. The painting is in as found condition with some surface dirt. There is a lighter line down the left side where the painting was behind its original frame. I see a few spots of craquelure mainly in the mountain area. Some very small spots of paint loss but nothing larger then 1/16th of a inch. The canvas has been painted on the verso but still looks healthy without any holes or tears. It could us a little tightening on the stretcher bars but is in safe condition as is. Signed in the lower right, 'H Paap.' The painting measures 23-3/4 inches wide and 26 inches tall. The 1980’s frame has a some scratches and paint loss but still looks nice. It measures 28-1/4 inches wide and 30-1/4 inches tall. This has its original eye loop hanger at the top edge and a new hanging wire if preferred to hang on the wall that way. I examined this painting with a black light and it has no inpainting or repairs. If you need more pictures please ask and I will be happy to email more to you.
Hans Paap was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1894. Paap worked as an art director for motion pictures in Berlin for two years. After WWI, he spent the next 13 years in Argentina and Brazil. Leaving South America, he moved to Hollywood in 1928 and was active in Southern California through the early 1930s. He then moved to New Mexico where he was associated with the Taos art colony. Paap died on an island in the Pacific in 1966.
Exhibited: Friday Morning Club (Los Angeles), 1928; Biltmore Salon (Los Angeles), 1928, 1952; Pasadena Art Institute, 1929; Scripps College, 1949. (Askart)
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Hans Paap (1894-1966) Oil Painting Swiss Alps Signed by Listed Taos New Mexico Artist