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    Viktor Schreckengost (American, 1906-2008)
    Deer #11, 1953
    Watercolor with pen and ink and gouache on board
    8-3/4 x 11 inches (22.2 x 27.9 cm)
    Signed in ink lower right corner recto: VIKTOR SCHRECKENGOST
    Titled on sticker upper left corner verso
    From his early years of training in Vienna, Viktor loved to explore the theme of animals in his art, a favorite subject of the Viennese ceramic artists. During the early 1950s, while he was deeply involved in architectural sculpture projects for the Cleveland Zoo, he began producing scores of small-scale watercolors of animals on board, which he enlivened with beautiful pen work. To some extent his animal drawings, paintings and sculptures were always more than slightly tinged with glances, postures and attitudes that find easy correlation in human beings as well. But Viktor was a keen observer of animals of all kinds, and regardless of medium, he always managed to bring out something distinctive and also slightly humorous about the creature he was rendering.


    Condition Report*:

    There are remants of masking tape around all edges verso from previous framing. No other condition issues. Annotated "sn 8936" with website information in graphite to verso.

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