Name: Bernhard Gutmann Still Life, Round Bowl With Flowers
Type: Canvas Print
Condition: Stretched (Ready to hang) or Rolled
Fresh Color Forever
About the artist:
Bernhard Gutmann (1869-1936) was born and educated in Germany and is recognized as one of the most prominent artists and representatives of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism in America. He immigrated to America at the age of twenty-three, initially settling in Virginia and working as an electrician. However, after a short time, he was able to settle in and become a teacher, then the head of the art department at one of Lynchburg’s educational institutions. After relocating to New York and marrying the granddaughter of the founder of one of the most well-known investment firms, he was able to focus on his creativity without having to worry about selling his works. The artist lived in Connecticut for the last few decades of his life, occasionally traveling around Europe with his family. Most of the artist’s paintings (which were never exhibited and thus were not included in museum or auction collections) were unknown until 1988, when his work was rediscovery.
Bernhard Gutmann worked in the portrait, landscape, and still life genres, as well as graphic illustration and ceramics. He is also known as the founder of the Lynchburg Art Society in Virginia and the Guild of Artists in New Canaan, Connecticut, as well as a gifted and well-liked teacher by his students.