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Original Fritz Klein Painting - Beach Views, Signed

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An original fine pastel painting by listed artist Fritz Klein 1898-1990.
Signed and framed behind glass.
Sur la plage – Ibiza
Signed right bottom Pastel on paper

Friedrich Franz Albert Klein
(Bandung 1898 – Parijs 1990)
"Frits Klein is called the painter of light. The journalist Hans Redeker described his paintings as: ‘a pure and bright light, far from all the melancholic intentions and actions, so harmoniously fulfilled, that heart and intuition immediately know they belong there’.
This sentence was also the opening sentence of the foreword in the catalog of the honorary exhibition of Frits Klein at his 70th birthday at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam (1968). When Frits Klein became 80 years, a retrospective of his work at the Van Gogh Museum (1978) was held. The critics were full of praise. His 90th birthday was celebrated in Pulchri Studio in The Hague with a similar retrospective (1988). Two years later, in 1990, Frits Klein died in Paris. Quote from the NRC of April 27, 1990 at his death: ‘A painter of the idyll, of sensuality. The Dutch painter Frits Klein was once described as a painter of luxury, calmness and voluptuousness."

The painting is framed in a gilt wood frame behind glass. Pardon the light reflections in the photography due to reflections on the glass.
The paper and painting appear to be in very good condition. We have not removed the painting from the frame or mat.
The original art dealer gallery sticker is on the back side.
The frame needs some repair or a fix. There is slight separation at the frame corners. Some gilt loss. The glass is not broken.
frame 29" x 23"
mat 3" W
Paper/painting 22" x 17"