1926, Portrait Painting, 'Sailor Boy' Willy Zirges



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1926, Portrait Painting, 'Sailor Boy' Willy Zirges (1867-1938)

About the Artist.

Willy Zirges studied at the art academies in Leipzig, Munich, Milan and Berlin. At the Prussian Academy of the Arts he was a student of Max Kroner and Woldemar Friedrich. He worked in Berlin, Thuringia and Hesse painting landscapes, genre and portraits.

Original frame, ready to hang

Frame: Width X Height
CM 78 x 94
Inches: 30 3/4 x 37
CM: 63 x 79
Inches: 25 x 31
Medium: Oil on canvas
Provenance: German School, signed and dated lower right
Date; 1926
Condition; Very Good



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