Friedrich Eckenfelder (Bern 1861- 1938 Balingen)
“Landscape in the Swabian Alps”, oil on canvas 58 x 40 cm. Friedrich Eckenfelder signed his painting on the lower left.
In this beautiful picture, the painter captures the atmosphere of a late summer day in the Swabian Alps. In front of a hilly landscape with a small villages, a farmer is plowing the fields. The different shades of green of the fields and the masterly painted reflexion of a tree in a brook show the influence of the Impressionist style.
Eckenfelder was a Swiss-German impressionist painter, best known for his portrayals of farm horses and for townscapes with a background of the Swabian Alps.
Initially, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. And there he became one of the founding members of the Munich Secession.
After the First World War and the resulting changes in society and art, Eckenfelder moved back to Swabia. There he was named an honorary citizen of Balingen in 1928. Additionally, the town museum dedicated a gallery to Eckenfelder.
The painting is in very good condition and has its original frame. It measures H 15.75 in. x W 22.84 in. x D 3.55 in. (H 40 cm x W 58 cm x D 9 cm). It ships from Germany and includes shipping costs to Boston.
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