Oil on canvas still life painting of gladioli in a vase, measuring 26" by 21" and 4 1/2" of framing on a side, signed at lower right by the noted Hungarian painter DENES DE HOLESCH (1910-1983). Holesch is best known for his paintings of horses in action, at polo matches, at races, and under the hands of cowboys; but, as a talented painter, he also executed portraits and still life works. His biography is an interesting one, showing a life unusually filled with global travel. Holesch lived in an amazing number of cities on many continents, and traveled to even more, apparently painting and exhibiting along the way. Today he is noted as an Hungarian artist, but there is also an association with Australia, where he lived for a considerable period of time. Today, one often encounters framed reproductions of his paintings, but originals are rather scarce. I see from the net that Holesch's son is in the process of creating a catalog raisonne of the scattered works. CONDITION: This painting has considerable paint craquelure, which I have tried to show, especially in the upper portion of the work. The frame probably dates to the late 1940s or 1950s, and is quite complementary to the work. .
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