“Madeleine Flower Market”
A fine oil on canvas painting by Constantin Kluge (1912-2003) entitled “Marche aux Fleurs de la Madeleine, Paris” (Flower Market in Madeleine, Paris).
Some other examples of works by this artist are included at the end of the photos.
Frame: Set in the original carved wood frame.
Signature: Lower left, and also signed, inscribed and dated 30/09/50 on the stretcher (verso).
Provenance: UK Private Collection.
Condition: Painting and frame are both in good condition. There are some minor chips to the frame edges.
Measurements: Painting measures 44 x 36cm and the overall frame 83 x 55cm.
Biography: Constantin Kluge was born on January 29, 1912, in Riga. He settled in Paris in 1950 and soon thereafter found representation in a French gallery on Rue Saint-Honore.
He won several awards in the 1960’s at the Salon des Artistes Francais. In 1990 he was awarded the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur.
He exhibited in several French galleries and also in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Kluge died on 9 January 2003 in France.