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Lesser Ury: Street Scene


Lesser Ury (Birnbaum 1861 - Berlin 1931)

Street Scene


Lot-No. 461 | Proceeds: 15.100,00 €

Oil/cardboard, 15,5 x 9 cm, lo. ri. sign. and dat. L. Ury 81. - Expertise: Sibylle Groß, Berlin, 29.11.2011 confirms the authenticity. - Provenance: Private collection Switzerland; Galerie Ludorff, Düsseldorf June 1985; private collection Berlin; private collection Schleswig-Holstein. - Landscape and figure painter, distinguished in depicting Berlin urban life in a colourful impressionism. U. studied at the Düsseldorf academy under J. J. H. Müller and in Brussels under J. F. Portaels, who recommended him to L. Bonnat. He went to Paris to continue his studies under J. Lefèbvre. In 1887 he settled in Berlin where he established connections with W. Uhde and M. Liebermann. The Michael Beer prize awarded him in 1890 allowed him to go to Italy. U. had numerous exhibitions, among others at the Berlin secession in 1922 and in the Berlin National Gallery in 1931. Mus.: Berlin (Nat. Gall.), Görlitz, Graz. Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit, D. Rosenbach: L. U., das druckgraphische Werk, 2002.

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