Lot 193
František Kaván (1866 - 1941) WINTER LANDSCAPE

First half of 20th century
Oil on cardboard
40 x 52 cm (h x w)
Signed: Lower right "Kaván"

Starting price
5 000 CZK
   |   200 €

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Price realized
44 000 CZK
   |   1 760 €
price without premium

A calm winter landscape with nearby tree is a harmonious work featuring the typical style of František Kaván, the author of numerous paintings showing the transforming Czech countryside during the changing seasons. The winter landscape is dated to quieter period in Kaván’s career, when he returned to Realism. Kaván’s work was influenced by his studies in Julius Mařák’s landscape painting studio, where he started in 1889. He lived alone and led a humble life, and his realistic depictions of the landscape soon surpassed the work of his classmates. Influenced by the group around Moderní revue, he temporarily diverged from Realism in 1895 and switched to Symbolism and decadence