"Still Life with Fruit" is an original oil on board by Maurice Molarsky, American, 1885 - 1950, in pristine condition. This little jewel is 4 1/2" x 6 1/2", framed under glass and signed upper right: "Maurice Molarsky, 1940" The overall dimensions of the period framed work are approx. 9" x 11 1/4". Maurice Molarksy was a prominent realist painter who worked in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area in the early and mid 20th Century.
"Still Life with Fruit" is an outstanding example of Molarsky's work and clearly demonstrates his use of fluid brushwork in combination with a colorful palette applied to a classical still life composition.
I have loved this little gem of a painting from the moment I saw it. It captured my eye from over 50 feet away and every time I view the work I see something new and different.
Below is Molarksy's biographical information courtesy of the Archives of Askart:
"Russian born, Maurice Molarsky was a figure, portrait, and still-life painter in classical* style.
Molarsky settled in Philadelphia where he was a student at the Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial Art. He also studied in France and England and the Philadelphia Art Alliance. Molarsky was a fellow of the Pennsylvania Academy and a member of the Allied Artists of America.
Exhibition venues included the Pennsylvania Academy*, Corcoran Gallery Biennials, Pan-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in 1915*, and the Philadelphia Sketch Club."
Maurice Molarsky is listed in Mallett, Fielding and Who Was Who in American Art.
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Maurice Molarsky 1885-1950 "Still Life with Fruit" 1940 Oil Painting