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Floral Still Life Signed "A. Kirsten" /Oil On Canvas 28"x 36" Framed/ Circa 1940

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    Posted 5 years ago

    mikelv85
    (1145 items)

    I decided to drop in to the "Restore" which is run by the "Habitat for Humanity" folks. A large thrift/recycle type store. They have a huge selection of items from furniture to home appliances and everything in between. As I was walking around I saw a shopping basket that said "Paintings" on it. I noticed two large framed canvases jammed into the basket with their lights still attached to the frames. The paintings looked old with their coarse aged canvases tacked onto homemade stretchers. Thankfully nothing had punctured or dented the canvas from all the other smaller things crammed into the cart. The first picture I bought was this floral still life. It's signed A. Kirsten. Written on the stretcher is the original owners address along with the date 1940 and Frankfurt Germany and the artist name as well. A small tag at the top says 'Living Room". There's no listing for this artist on any of the data bases so I figure it was an amateur endeavor by a relative or local artist. Still it's a nice large colorful painting and will look great with my other treasures. I'll have to post the other painting separately. It's a bit bigger than this one and is amazingly by the same artist. -Mike-

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    1. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      Beautiful Still Life Mike, a keeper, OMG I LOVE IT.
      I will dig in my stuff tonight and post a couple, till I am waiting for fews more vase to arrive.

      Regards
      Alan
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks Alan ...yes this is the keeper. Great colors. :)...The other one I'll post shortly. I think that one may go to my booth eventually.
    3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      I guess they vary greatly from area to area Thomas. Ours is only open on Saturdays and Wednesdays while others are open all week. It's has great stuff most of the time and is always crowded. :)
    4. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Interesting the date puts this into wartime Germany.
      It is a lovely floral painting.
    5. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks Karen....isn't though. I had hopes of it being by a listed artist. The history would be fascinating. :)
    6. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 5 years ago
      Guessing we both Love floral stills. I picked up a Janet Greenleaf about a month ago. Have an unknown one too. Just love them.
      This one is lovely. Sorry I missed it.
    7. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thanks so much OGF...I know, who can resist a bouquet of flowers when it's beautifully painted. :)
    8. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      Waltraud L. (Gross) Parks was born on December 14, 1927. She died on June 5, 1992 at age 64. Husband Harold William Parks, daughter Donna.
    9. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      Betcha any money she was a war bride.

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