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Richard Lorenz
'Two Horses, and Landscape' original oil painting by Richard Lorenz

ca. 1900

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This is a delightful example of the paintings of noted Midwestern artist Richard Lorenz. The painting has an image on each side of the board: on the face, Lorenz depicts two horses. They stand on yellow hay, but the figures are otherwise built from grays and browns, almost in grisaille. The subject is typical of the Realist paintings for which he is most celebrated, though the small size of the painting and the suggestion of an interior makes the image intimate and quiet. The reverse of the painting shows an Impressionist view of a field, with haystacks scattered around a tall tree. oil on pressed paper board 10.75 x 15 inches, board 14.25 x 18.25 inches, frame Signed 'R.L.' lower right, en recto Possibly inscribed '371' or '571' lower left, en recto Framed in a black and silver gilded moulding Overall good condition; some scattered surface accretions; minor losses to surface of moulding Noted Milwaukee artist Richard Lorenz was born in 1858 in Voigtstedt, Germany. He began to study art at a young age as a student of prominent German artist Theodor Hagen. In 1886, shortly after winning the Carl Alexander prize, Lorenz was hired by William Wehner to work for Wehner’s American Panorama Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There, Lorenz worked on the paintings “Battle of Atlanta” and “Jerusalem on the Day of the Crucifixion.” Lorenz specialized in painting of horses. In 1892 he began working for Reed and Gross in Chicago, Illinois. From 1887 to 1888, Lorenz toured California, Texas, Colorado, Oregon, and Arizona, which inspired him to paint many of his most important and influential paintings. While visiting California, Lorenz also sketched scenes of Chinatown in San Francisco and of the Monterey Coast. After his travels, Lorenz became one of the preeminent western genre painters in the United States. Lorenz’s most famous painting is “Burial on the Plains.” The painting is located at the American Museum of Western Art in Denver, Colorado. Lorenz was a founder and the first vice president of the Society of Milwaukee Artists, which was founded in 1900. During the early twentieth century, Lorenz taught at the Wisconsin School of Design, later the Wisconsin Art Institute. Lorenz was also a member of the Society of Western Artists. He died in Milwaukee on August 4, 1915. Biography source: O’Farrell, Sean. Encyclopedia of Milwaukee, "Richard Lorenz," accessed 20 May 2020.

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  • Artist
    Richard Lorenz (1858 - 1915, American, born Germany)
  • Creation Year
    ca. 1900
  • Dimensions
    Height: 14.25 in. (36.2 cm)Width: 18.25 in. (46.36 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Milwaukee, WI
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 12179c1stDibs: LU60536197922

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