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    LEONARD OCHTMAN (American 1854-1934)
    The Wood Lot
    Oil on canvas
    24.25in. x 30.25in.
    Signed lower left

    Known for his Tonalist and Impressionist style of landscape painting, the Dutch-born Leonard Ochtman came to New York with his parents in 1866. Attending courses at the Art Students League of New York, he began exhibiting paintings in 1880. Ochtman returned to Europe in 1886, studying in Holland and painting in France, where he was profoundly influenced by the works of Corot. Upon his return, Ochtman worked in New York and later Connecticut, where he achieved great success and was hailed as "the Keats of landscape" (referring to the lyrical and romantic quality of his work).

    Provenance: Mrs. Arthur Kramer, Sr., Dallas, TX
    donated to the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, 1950-1983
    Rainone Galleries, Arlington, TX
    acquired from the above by the present owner

    Reference: Frederick W. Morton, "Leonard Ochtman, Landscape Painter", Brush and Pencil, vol. 9 (November 1901), p. 243.



    Condition Report*: Good condition; unlined original canvas; small area in upper left has been repaired and retouched; moderate craquelure and abrasion in sky; rippling along upper edge.
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    May, 2006
    3rd-4th Wednesday-Thursday
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