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010100   Albert Joseph FRANKE [1860-1924]
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oil on panel, dim.: 43 x 54 cm (framed)
sign. b.l. 'A. J. Franke'

Albert Joseph FRANKE
[1860 Buchwitz  – 1929 Munich]

Franke started art studies in Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław. He continued his education in Academy of Fine Arts in Munich under supervision of Otto Seitz, who was the mentor of many great German painters, as well as Alois Gabl and Wilhelm von Lindeschmit.

In the 1890s Franke has traveled to Africa. His artwork Arms dealer in Tunis, which can be found in the museum collection in Zurich, comes from that period. However, this kind of theme should be seen as exception in his oeuvre.

Around 1900 Franke settled down in Munich, he also became a member of Künstler-Genoschenschaft. His paintings were exhibited in Berlin, Düsseldorf, and in Glaspalast in Munich.

Franke became famous because of his genre painting. His works are characterized by realism in figures and interiors as well as by his great attention to details and historic costume (mainly rococo).

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