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Acquistion Highlight: Constantin Kluge

April 24, 2024

Constantin Kluge

Russian, French 1912-2003

Constantin Kluge was a Russian-born French painter best known for his naturalistic scenes of Paris and French countryside in a style reminiscent of Albert Marquet. Kluge was born to a wealthy military family on January 29, 1912 in Riga, Latvia, which was then a large, industrial Russian port city. He spent much of his childhood and young adult life between Manchuria, Beijing, and Hong Kong, where he discovered a love for brush and ink painting. Kluge studied architecture at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris and earned his diploma in 1937. Upon graduating, he painted the city’s river banks and streets before returning to Shanghai. With the rise of Communism in China, the artist fled to Paris in 1950 and began exhibiting in French Salons. He died on January 9, 2003 in Paris, France. Kluge’s works are in the collections of the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris, among others.
Constantin Kluge (Russian, French, 1912-2003)
Oil on Canvas
29.5 x 36.5 inches
Signed Lower Left
Available for Purchase
Above: The cover of C. KLUGE a rare book documenting the life and career of Constantine Kluge, published in 1987. We're delighted to have this extraordinary material on the artist available to reference at Kodner Gallery.

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