Oil on canvas painting of flowers in a vase in a vague interior space, 23 1/2" by 25 3/4", signed at lower right by German artist ROLF REGELE (1899-1987). Regele was a student of Rudolf Stolz, and he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. He painted generally landscapes of the Tirol region of Austria and Italy, as well as still life. During the 1930's his paintings were often reproduced full size and on post cards. The artist settled in Bolzano in the Tyrolean Alps, in the border area of Italy and Austria, in 1923 and remained there for the remainder of his long life. Today the artist's works bring into the low thousands at auction in Europe. The painting is in need of restoration, as there is no varnish, and pinpoint losses of paint are scattered over the very dry surface (see photos). It appears that at one time the canvas was exposed to water (see reverse). The painting once restored will be most attractive--a professional restoration with reline and possibly new stretcher will be required, but auction records support the investment. I believe I have the original gold strip frame, which has loosened up and is coming apart (ask for photos).
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