PHILIPP KAUFMANN (1866 1969) (Austrian)

Spring Flowers

Oil painting on board. 15 x 10 (381 x 253mm). Signed IMAGE



Philipp Kaufmann was a painter of landscapes, portraits and still life. He was born in Vienna, the son of the internationally known painter of Jewish life and character Isidor Kaufmann. It was from his father that Philipp received his first tuition and he travelled extensively with him throughout Europe. He completed his studies with Christian Griepenkeri at the Vienna Academy and also in Munich under Hermann Struck. He also studied in Paris. He visited Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden where he encountered influences ranging from the Flemish primitives to the French Impressionists. Because of the rise of the Nazis in Germany and Austria, Kaufmann decided to emigrate to England in 1934, settling in St. Johns Wood. He exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions and elsewhere in London and abroad. The National Portrait Gallery, Dudley Museum and Art Gallery and notable foreign collections hold examples of his work. A show of his work was held at the John Denham Gallery in 2000.