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LOUIS F. BERNEKER
3 Dancing nymphs
1920 COLOR ART PRINT
SIGNED IN LOWER LEFT
Frame Size: 11 5/8" x 14 3/4"
A student at the St. Louis School of Fine Art, Louis Berneker was a painter of landscapes, harbors and figurative works and also did etching. Many of his figure paintings were done in the Art Nouveau style that was so popular in America at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century. Other paintings had elements of Impressionism and Social Realism.
With studios both in New York City and Gloucester, Massachusetts, Berneker spent much time paintings scenes of Gloucester and Cape Ann and was a member there of the North Shore Art Association.
He exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy, the National Academy of Design and the Art Institute of Chicago.
His early art training was at the St. Louis School of Fine Art, the Academie Julian in Paris, where from 1903 to 1904, his teacher was Jean Paul Laurens