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Curtis, Mark Osman (Th. Friis, V. Birkholm)
Scottish/Danish
1879-1959


Harbor scene with fishing vessels, oil on canvas, signed l/r,
17.5" x 25.5" sight, 26" x 34" frame.

About the Painting: Very good condition; two small professional repairs (observable only from the back). Original Art Nouveau frame


Farm yard, oil on canvas, signed l/r,
25.6" x 37.4" sight, 29.7" x 41.7" frame.

About the Painting: Very good condition: original gold frame.

About the Artist: The paintings are signed Th. Friis and V. Birkholm, respectively - known pseudonyms for Mark Osman Curtis
. The artist was Scottish, but lived and worked in Denmark. He used a variety of pseudonyms, suggesting that he worked under contract to several department stores and/or galleries. He was a recluse who, nevertheless, was known by virtually every art dealer in Denmark.

Note: At his best, Curtis was very good - with some paintings selling in the four digits. These two deserve comparison with the artist's best work. Both of these paintings were acquired from Danish galleries - from whom the biographical information about the artist was also obtained.

Harbor - $ 365.00
Farmyard -
inclusive of S/H/I*

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