Curtis, Mark Osman (Th. Friis, V. Birkholm)
Harbor scene with fishing vessels, oil on canvas, signed l/r,
17.5" x 25.5" sight, 26" x
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
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