Lawrence Lebduska Folk Scene Oil Painting, 1937
Lawrence Lebduska (American/Bohemia, 1894 – 1966)
Untitled (folk scene), 1937
Oil painting on canvas
Signed and dated to lower left
Though born in Baltimore, Lawrence grew up in Germany and briefly studied stained glass crafts. In 1912, he returned to Baltimore and later settled in New York. Although he did not receive formal art training, Lebduska’s first commission was to paint murals for fashion designer Elsie de Wolfe. His oeuvre appears to be inspired by Fauvism with vivid colors and a naïve style, focusing on portraits and animal scenes. His works are held in permanent collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, Albright-Know Art Gallery, and others.
- Item not examined outside of mounting
- minor discoloration; significant craquelure throughout the composition; drying cracks to leaves; significant loss to left margin and minor loss to center; reverse dimpling to lower and upper right; moderate inpainting throughout the composition; wear, loss and discoloration to frame; wear, abrasions and toning to verso; examined with UV light.
- measures frame; sight measures 21.5" W X 17.5" H.