Lot 2037
Stanislav Rembski (Polish-American, 1896-1998), Portrait of a Cellist
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1939 at center right of figure, presented in a period frame.

Frame dimensions 54 1/2 x 49 1/2 in.

Property of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, sold to support art collections care

Stanislav Rembski studied painting at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Warsaw and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin. After spending several years painting portraits of the German nobility, Rembski moved to New York and opened a studio in Brooklyn. He became an American citizen in 1929. By 1940, Rembski was settled in Baltimore, Maryland.

Rembski was a prolific and sought after portraitist, whose commissioned work include those of Babe Ruth, Brigham Young and Johns Hopkins, among many others. His portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt, commissioned by Eleanor Roosevelt, is on display at the presidential library in Hyde Park, New York. During his lifetime, Rembski was honored with one person exhibitions at Carnegie Hall in New York and the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Patch to center verso with associated retouch visible under UV light; several surface abrasions and two dents to canvas; surface mildew visible over seat back; minor rubbing and chipping to frame.