G. Kern (German)
Seascape, oil on canvas panel, signed l/r,
10.5" x 13.65" sight, 15.85" x 19" frame.
About the Painting: There are three tiny spots in the sky that may be paint loss revealing white primer (difficult to ascertain even under magnification), otherwise excellent condition.. Simple wood frame and fabric liner.
About the Artist:. Georg Baselitz early in his artistic career changed his name to Georg Kern (German) 1938 - . This painting was probably framed in France, as the artist's board is stamped "Lille". Kern/Baselitz held at least one exhibition early in his career in that country featuring works related to the sea. We suggest ONLY the possibility that this work is by Kern/Baselitz, who has achieved fame as a neo-expressionist painter of figures. Obviously, it's not like any painting by Baselitz you're likely to ever see - indeed, it's not Baselitz - it's Georg Kern - before he became Georg Baselitz. If, indeed, it is by THAT G. Kern. Why did Baselitz change his name? Did he change his style, and thus felt the need for a new identity? Certainly, the followers of Georg Baselitz will not find any attraction to this painting, unless they are also art historians with an interest in the evolution of an artist.
Note: This painting is offered as a painting signed by G. Kern, with French provenance - and priced accordingly.
Thistle Fine Art
Rockport, MA 01966