Monday, February 02, 2009

Austrian Painter Olga Wisinger-Florian. Signed CDV. 1868.

Olga Wisinger-Florian. Carte de Visite from 1868 with dedication to the artist Friedricke Lucca and signature at the reverse, signed on Julv 11, 1868 in Franzensbad.

Minor aging, very scarce.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Olga Wisinger-Florian (1844 - 1926) was an Austrian impressionist painter, mainly of landscapes and flower still lifes. She was a notable representative of Austrian Mood Impressionism.

From 1881 she regularly showed paintings at the annual exhibitions mounted at the artist's house and later often showed at Vienna Secession exhibitions.

Work she showed at the Paris and Chicago international exhibitions earned her worldwide acclaim and she awarded numerous distinctions and prizes.

Her late work is notable for a lurid palette, with discernible overtones of Expressionism. With landscape and flower pictures that were already Expressionist in palette by the 1890s, she was years ahead of her time.