Well painted and striking original mixed media painting by the listed. Watercolour, conte crayon, charcoal and pencil on heavy, wove paper, in a new acid free mount and backing board. Watercolour in excellent original condition, with good fresh colour (see photos). Image size 29.5cm x 22.5cm; mount size 47.5cm x 38.5cm.
Comes with our Certificate of Authenticity - guaranteed authentic and original. This is one of three similar studies by Koni, all the same size and in matching mounts, showing one, two and three nude figures - they would make a trio set. Nicolaus Koni 1911 - 2000. Hungarian-American, sculptor, painter and lecturer. Nicolaus Koni was born in Transylvaniaon May 6.
He studied at the Academy of the Fine arts in Vienna, Austria, gaining a Diploma in Anatomical Fine Art, then a Masters in Sculpture in Both Paris and Florence. In 1929 he had immigrated to Austria, where he lived in Vienna for a decade before moving to Britain. He left for the United States in 1941, where he joined the Army and served in World War II.
After the war, he set up a studio on East 63rd Street in Manhattan and also in Palm Beach. He lectured in fine art at the University of Bridgeport and University of Mo-Columbia. Noted works include busts and wood carvings of singer Marian Anderson, Prime Minister Ben-Gurion, General Omar Bradley, President Franklin D Roosevelt and Princess Nathalie Paley. His works appear in collections housed in the Lincoln Centre, New York University, The Kennedy Centre, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Galeri Moderne - Paris, New Vienna Conservatory and Lafayette Gallery in Bucharest. Exhibited: WMAA; Birmingham (AL) Mus.South Hampton, NY (1st prize, 8th annual); Milch Gal. Member: NAA; Quilleis Art Soc. Work in public collections: BM; Rockford (IL) Mus. Bronze sculptures, "Fountain of the Night, " Oklahoma AC, Oklahoma City; bust of Secy. Defense James Forestal, Annapolis Naval Mus. Bust of Marian Anderson, Metropolitan Opera, NYC; Seminole Club, Palm Beach, FL; Nat.