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Oil on Board Original Painting by Hanns Diehl (1877-1946)


Hanns Diehl (March 13, 1877 – December 22, 1946) was a German-Austrian artist influential as the founder of Vienna’s Künstlerbund Segantini. He served as its director for the remainder of its lifespan until the onset of World War II. This artist’s organization was committed to a traditional idea of painting, emulating the Austrian-Swiss painter of symbolic Alpine landscapes, Giovanni Segantini (1858–1899). This romantic Germanic style appealed to Diehl’s emotional instincts, but his work never copied Segantini’s motifs. Critics speak of his work as showing an individual streak within traditional painterly parameters—of going his “own way”—and by the 1920s, Diehl was indeed formulating his own stylistic preferences. His portraits and still-lifes of the decade reveal a firm linear outline, with a near-impasto use of thick color. One critic of the first Segantini-Bund exhibition described his works admiringly as depicting “architectonic fantasies”.

In used condition with the usual sign of usage consistent with age, please study all the images to get a better idea of the style & condition of this item. Accessories not included.

Dimensions: 56cm x 48cm

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