Oil Painting on Canvas by Xavier Wurth (1869-1933)

2105-21166 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

19.5H x 24.5W

Location: Dallas


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Oil Painting on Canvas by Xavier Wurth (1869-1933) is a splendid panoramic landscape by the artist who was beloved in his native region of Liege.  This particular composition shows distinctive layering of the sky over the misty mountains with the valley and river below, inviting the viewer into the scene.
Wurth excelled in all areas: portraits, seascapes, and still lifes, although those types are less well known than his landscapes of the Ardennes which made his reputation.  Wurth commonly depicted clouds and light with the accompanying luminosity creating a powerful presence on the canvas.  His production of oils, watercolors, and drawings was very important in the Liège region, where a Wurth was hung on the wall of all the bourgeois houses.  From 1889 to 1893, Xavier Wurth was a pupil of Adrien de Witte and Évariste Carpentier at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Liège. He exhibited many times and won the Prix de Rome. Friend of Richard Heintz, Auguste Donnay and Albert Sirtaine, he gave a particularly delicate shine to the Ardennes landscapes. About ten works can be found at the Museum of Walloon Art. He was also professor of drawing at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Liège from 1921 to 1932. 
Circa 1900
Measures 19.5H x 24.5W