ALLEGORY OF THE ART OF PAINTING
Watercolour on cardboard: 62 x 48 cm / 24.4 x 18.9 ins
Signed lower right; dedicated by a former lady owner on the back
Painter of genre scenes; draughtsman and painter of gouaches.
Oscar Rex was born on March 26, 1857 in Prague.
He studied in Munich and Paris, where he was a student of Julius de Benczur, Jules Lefebvre and Michel Munkacsy.
He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris and was awarded a bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle of 1900.
Born in Prague in 1857
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