Lot 138
František Kaván (1866 - 1941) CHRUDIMKA RIVER

Around 1905
Oil on cardboard
50 x 65 cm (h x w)
Signed: Lower right "Franta Kaván"

Starting price
5 000 CZK
   |   200 €

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Price realized
39 000 CZK
   |   1 560 €
price without premium

Artwork Chrudimka river dates from a quieter period in Kaván’s career, when he returned to Realism after 1900 and resided in Vítanov and Železnice. 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 depiction 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.