AT THE TIANANMEN GATE, BEIJING
Oil on canvas: 35 x 49.5 cm / 13.8 x 19.5 ins
Signed lower right
Painter of genre scenes, landscapes, figures and seascapes, especially harbour views; illustrator.
Erich Kips was a pupil of Caspar Ritter at the Academy of Karlsruhe and later on of Jules Girardet, Gabriel Ferrier and William-Adolphe Bouguereau at the Academy of Paris.
He spent quite some time in the United States and exhibited in 1893 at the Exposition Universelle of Chicago. He then left for Italy where he lived for three years. He also travelled to Japan, China, Singapore and India. He exhibited in Berlin from 1901. He obtained a bronze medal in 1915 for a harbour view at the Panama-Pacific Exhibition in San Francisco.
Berlin 1869 - 1945
U. Thieme & F. Becker, "Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Künstler", Leipzig 1978, Vol. 20, p. 344.