Arnold-Grabone Georg (1896 – 1982)
The famous German painter, one of the brightest representatives of Impressionism. Born in Munich. He studied at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts, then in Stuttgart and Vienna. On his return to Munich he continued his studies under the guidance of H. von Zuegel and L. von Konig, and later in Berlin, where he improved his skills under the guidance of famous German impressionist M. Liebermann. In 1928 was awarded a gold medal at an exhibition in Vienna. In 1932 he moved to Zurich, taught at the local Academy of Fine Arts, professor, later - its rector. Has been widely known as the author of views of the Bavarian Alps, the island of Capri, the North Sea, and others. In 1951 gave lessons of painting to D. Eisenhower during his stay in Germany as the Supreme Commander of NATO forces. One of his paintings subsequently graced the White House in Washington, and later - the private collection of President Eisenhower in his estate in Hettisberg. Thanks to friendships with D. Eisenhower he got acquainted with W. Churchill, who became interested in the artist's distinctive style and in early 1950s took lessons of painting at G. Arnold-Grabone. In the 1950s and 1960s held numerous solo exhibitions in the United States with great success. His works were bought by the former U.S. President L.B. Johnson. Works are kept in art museums in Germany and the U.S., as well as in private collections of families of Eisenhower, Kennedy etc.
Painters works:Auction №24 Lot №166
«Dachstein Mountain Range. Austria», the middle of XX century
oil on canvas; 80x70
Price: 35 000 - 40 000 uah