ADOLF FERDINAND KONRAD (American, 1915-2003)
    Still Life of an Apple, 1969
    Oil on canvas board
    5 x 7-1/2 inches (12.7 x 19.1 cm)
    Signed lower left: Konrad
    Inscribed verso: Dec. 1969


    Born in Bremen, Germany, Adolf Konrad settled in Asbury, Flanders, New Jersey, and became an accomplished American Scene painter. He studied at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art and the Cummington School in Massachusetts, and subsequently taught at Newark State College. He was a versatile artist and deft draftsman who explored pure landscape, interiors, figure painting and still life in addition to his urban views, which often have a strong element of whimsy. This aspect of Konrad's art and personality is corroborated by an anecdote told by Jim Norman, whose parents knew the artist: "Adolf Konrad was a friend of my parents, John and Bessie Norman. One night in the 1970s, they went to the San Gennaro street festival in New York. Adolf had a hot dog, and held onto the pleated wrapper, which when flattened, took on the shape of a shrine. When he got back to his studio, he sketched, in colored pencil, a whimsical madonna cradling a dove, and gave it to my parents as a memento. My father asked him to sign it, and he did: "Adolfo", retaining the spirit of the San Gennaro festival. My parents had it framed in a rich red mat and a gold box frame -- far too elegant for its humble beginnings, but appropriate to its spirit."

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    Original condition. No evidence of any restoration under UV examination. Framed Dimensions 7 X 8.75 Inches

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