Oil painting by Evgenij Klenø no. 2
Oil painting on canvas by Evgenij Klenø. Signed by the artist and dated '65.
Evgenji Klenø (1921 – 2005) was a Danish-Russian artist working in both graphic arts and as a painter. He began his career in Copenhagen, studying at Jacobine ‘Bizzie’ Høyer’s painting school up until the start of the Second World War. During the war, Klenø fled to Sweden, where he was taught by renowned Swedish painter, Isaac Grünewald. After the war ended, he joined the prestigious Royal Danish Academy of Arts, participating in a number of exhibitions in Denmark including at Charlottenborg, Aarhus, and Taarnby.
Klenø spent much time living across Europe in the mid-twentieth century. In Paris, where he lived at the Danish Artist’s House with Richard Mortensen and Robert Jacobsen, he was affiliated with the Galerie Denise René, a space that has historically been dedicated to constructive and kinetic art. He also spent time living in Italy and Spain before moving back to France, where he lived until his death.
As with the other artwork by Klenø currently in stock, this painting shows a still life table scene, signed by the artist and dated 1965. It juxtaposes cool and warm elements, balancing an abstraction within the generic conventions of the still life. As with his broader oeuvre, striking colours frame familiar scenes from everyday life.
- Origin: Denmark
- Era: 1960s
- Condition: Very good
- Dimensions: 76W x 3D x 60H cm
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