Raymer Society Consignment Art Auction

The Troupe in Spring

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Start price: $100

Estimated price: $200 - $300

Buyer's premium: 10%

This original oil on canvas piece by artist Karl Mattern is titled "The Troupe in Spring" and is dated 1965. Measuring 34" x 30", this piece is in good condition and is signed by the artist in the lower left corner. Born Durkheim, Germany, Mar. 22, 1892; died Des Moines, IA, Jan. 18, 1969. Painter, specialized in watercolor. Teacher. He came to the U.S. when he was 13. Moved to Kansas in 1908. Studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Art Students League. Pupil of George Bellows. His career as an artist and teacher began in 1922 when he taught at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and at the Denver (CO) Academy from 1923-24. He taught at University of Kansas, Lawrence in the painting department 1926- 48. In 1948, he moved to Des Moines, IA to join the Drake University faculty as Professor of Drawing and Painting.

Condition: Good