Day-dreaming. Conrad Kiesel (German, Romanticism, 1846-1921). Oil on canvas.
Kiesel was a versatile artist. Initially studing architecture at the Royal Academy of Architecture and was then training with Fritz Schaper in sculpture. After creating a few statuettes and busts, he turned to painting. He went to the Dusseldorf Art Academy and became a pupil of Fritz Paulsen.
Blue Girl Reading (1935). Frederick C. Frieseke (American, 1874-1939). Oil on canvas.
Frieseke enjoyed an early reputation as a figure painter who, inspired by the figural subjects of Renoir, employed the Impressionist devices of sparkling color and dappled light. Yet many of his compositions also express a highly decorative, patterned aesthetic more akin to the works of Nabi artists like Vuillard.
Portrait d’une jeune fille assise de trois quart, coiffée d’un bonnet rouge et lisant à une table (by Anna-Maria Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann, 1863).
Source: Le Livre en revolutions: entretiens avec Jean Lebrun (Roger Chartier)
Benson Frank Weston