THE STOLEN KISS
Watercolour and gouache on paper: 30 x 23.5 cm / 11.8 x 9.2 ins (oval)
Signed lower left
Painter of portraits; watercolourist, draughtsman and illustrator.
Raphaël Kirchner was a pupil of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna before settling down in Paris. He exhibited in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français. He worked for several Parisian newspapers, especially ‘La Vie Parisienne’ (Paris Life). In August 1914 he moved to the United States where he died in 1917.
Vienna 1876 - New York 1917
Boston - Paris
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 7, p. 1272.