A smiling man in a small portrait oil painting. This piece is incredible. It is signed on the front F. Falk. On the back in pencil is Frank F Falk. This was purchased at an Estate in Denver, Colorado. Falk was a Swedish, Illinois and Colorado artist.
Born June, 1869 in Sweden, he immigrated to the United States in 1887. He married Dora, who was also an immigrant although from Austria, in 1890. By 1900 they were in Chicago. At the time of the census in 1900 they had had four children, two of which are still alive. His profession is listed as artist and his training is unknown. By the time of the 1930 census he is listed at 2731 Drake Avenue in Chicago. He is shown as owning his own studio and listed as a commercial artist. He was known for landscapes but also did portraits. When he retired he moved to the Denver, Colorado area where his estate was auctioned in the early 1960's after his death. I purchased 3 of these wonderful oil paintings. This sale is for one. There is a tiny pin hole on the top were someone probably placed on the wall because they did not have a frame. It is a shame they did this. The oil painting on canvas has no scratches, or restorations. It measures about 5 inches wide and 6 inches tall. Painted in a monochrome grayscale black and white. This does not have a frame and is just painted canvas.
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Frank F Falk, Portrait Oil Painting of A Bearded Man Signed By Listed Denver Colorado Artist