The Passion of Collecting Academic Nudes

Join me as we explore my collection of Academic Nudes from the 18th, 19th, and Early 20th Centuries and serendipitous finds in the Museum, Art Auction, and Gallery world......examples from the Golden Age of the European Academie

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Franz Karl Renner (1886-1967) Nude Boy

Franz Karl Renner (1886-1967) was a renowned Austrian artist, born in Bohemia, present day Czech Republic. He was a pupil of the famous artist Koloman Moser (1868-1918) at the Vienna School of Applied Arts. He specialized in landscape, genre paintings, illustrations, poster, and book designs. He was a professor at the Graphic School in Vienna for many years. This nice little drawing came into my collection several years ago from Vienna. The artist has done an admirable job with the foreshortening on the upper legs.

Caption: Seated Nude Boy
Artist: Franz Karl Renner (1886-1957)
Medium: black conte (pierre noir) on paper
Dated: 1908
Here are few examples of Renner's works: (Courtesey Boris Wilnitsky Gallery, Vienna, Austria)

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