Emil Rizek  (1901- 1988) gouache painting of church arch and steps in AustriaEmil Rizek  (1901- 1988) gouache painting of church arch and steps in AustriaEmil Rizek  (1901- 1988) gouache painting of church arch and steps in AustriaEmil Rizek  (1901- 1988) gouache painting of church arch and steps in AustriaEmil Rizek  (1901- 1988) gouache painting of church arch and steps in AustriaEmil Rizek  (1901- 1988) gouache painting of church arch and steps in AustriaEmil Rizek  (1901- 1988) gouache painting of church arch and steps in AustriaEmil Rizek  (1901- 1988) gouache painting of church arch and steps in Austria

Emil Rizek was an Austrian-born artist who led a most interesting life, painting what he saw and contributing significantly to the international art scene. Born in Vienna in 1901, he traveled Europe in the 1920's, exposing himself to the art scene, and particularly the "Hague School" in Holland. The 1930's saw him restless; disillusioned with the lack of financial and artistic inspiration in Vienna, he began a decade of intensive international travel, travel which brought him to Indonesia, Japan, South Africa, and the United States, where he for some time before the outbreak of war spent time in the San Francisco area. He painted prolifically during this period, leaving us with many beautiful images of people in exotic settings going about their lives. By 1941 he was back in Europe, serving in the Wehrmacht, mostly in Finland, as a war artist and reporter. Today Rizek's pictures of Indonesia can bring into the upper five figures at auctions of Southeast Asian art, but his works of other regions remain more affordable. This work which measures 21" by 16" inside the mat and 30" by 24" nicely framed is signed in pencil at the lower left and is dated there "47", so, this is a post-war work probably executed during his transition back from the war years. The condition is excellent. Encino valley

ITEM ID
dg0272
MEDIA
Gouache
ORIGIN
Austria • Austrian

Emil Rizek (1901- 1988) gouache painting of church arch and steps in Austria

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