Fine quality Impressionist oil on canvas painting of a French street scene by listed Russian/French artist Constantine Kluge (1912-2003). A sought after artist of considerable skill, Kluge has executed the work with a keen eye for detail and color. The soft blurred lines are done with painterly strokes. It is spring with the trees leafing out under blue skies as patrons gather under the umbrellas for coffee. Others are on the sidewalk, some talking. In the distance are parked cars with stately buildings towering in the background. The subtleties of color and light are marvelously accomplished. It is titled 'Local Street' and was painted in the mid 20th-Century. The painting is signed lower right.
Auction records for this artist exceed $21,000.
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Dimensions: 32"L x 2.5"W x 32"H; Canvas, 24"L x 24"H.
Condition: Very Good
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French/Russian 'Local Street' Scene Oil on Canvas, Constantine Kluge (1912-2003)