Long Haired Angora Cat on Sofa Painting Carl Kahler Austrian
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Cat on a Green Sofa oil on canvas, signed Carl Kahler lower left, measuring 32 3/4 x 48 1/4 inches (painting) / 38 3/4 x 54 1/4 inch (frame) and is an outstanding impressionist depiction of a clever wide eyed long haired angora cat nonchalantly lounging on a green sofa, housed in its original European stretcher and mounted in a replacement gilt wood frame. This is one of Kahler largest and most impressive works, the verso bears several old Christies gallery labels and would make a great addition to any fine household or art collection. Condition: Good: Has six old patches on the back of the canvas. Paint is in good condition.
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Background: Carl Kahler born 1855 was a well-traveled artist. He was born in Linz Austria and traveled to Berlin, Dresden, Munich, Vienna, Australia and having a studio in NYC in 1891 where he was a was a New York society favorite for his pet portraits. Kahler also came to San Francisco in and opened a studio there. Kahler would paint portraits of people and pets. He was well known for his cat paintings. He was an erratic genius who would destroy his paintings or leave them unfinished if he lost interest. Later he moved to NYC in the 1920s. Exhibited; Berlin, Germany 1880 and Dresden, Munich and Vienna Austria. Also exhibited in Philadelphia in 1921 at the Academy of Fine Arts. Member; Society of Independent Artists.
Carl Kahler is listed in the following art reference books: Hughes', Artists in California (V3); Falk's, Who Was Who in American Art; Fieldings, Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers; Davenports, Art Reference and Price Guide.
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- Early 20th Cent.
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- Some old repairs to the cavas.
- Oil on Canvas