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Oil on canvas laid on board, 1944, signed with artist's initials at lower right, retaining remnants of a hand-written label and with artist's estate stamp to verso, presented in a period frame.
Board 26 1/4 x 20 in.; Frame dimensions 33 x 27 in.
Edmund Daniel Kinzinger was born in Pforzheim, in what is now the southwest of Germany. From 1908 until 1912, he studied at several academies in Munich and Stuttgart. In 1912, he left for Paris and enrolled as a graduate student at the Academie Moderne
After serving in the German army during World War I, he returned to Stuttgart and continued his studies with Henrich Waldschmidt at the Staatliche Akademie
. Here he was part of the Uechtgruppe
, or 'group of dawn', consisting of avant-garde artists active in the 1920s in Stuttgart.
Kinzinger was also a gifted teacher. Between 1924 until 1934, he held teaching positions at the Hans Hoffman Schule fur Bildende Kuntz
in Munich, the Hoffman Self-Study Course in California, the Minneapolis Art Institute and served as director of the Ecole de l'Epoque in Paris, among other places.
In 1935, Kinzinger and his wife fled Nazi Germany and settled in Waco, Texas. He accepted a teaching position at Baylor University. Between 1939-1942, he completed a series of paintings on a Mexican theme. He also traveled often to Taos, New Mexico. He left an indelibly modern mark on the Texas art scene - with works in the collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the San Antonio Museum of Art.
Some edge wear to canvas at lower left near frame; light surface grime; minor nicking to frame.
$1,000 - 3,000