Oskar Mulley - Bildstock im Gebirge
Bildstock im Gebirge
Oil on canvas 54.3 x 70.3 cm Framed. Signed 'MULLEY' lower left. - In good condition.
Oskar Mulley was born in Carinthia and taught at the Munich Trade School and the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He moved to Kufstein in Tyrol in 1918 and there became adept at painting alpine scenes. He became famous for his dramatically composed mountainous views, painted in a pastose technique using a spatula. Humans are never visible in works, and only the occasional secluded farmstead or wayside shrine alludes to the presence of man and stands in sharp contrast to the towering immensity of his mountains.
With an expertise by Günther Moschig, Wörgl/Austria, dated 20 October 2014
Purchased in South Germany in the 1930s, since then family possession, Berlin
Cf. the very similar paintings "Bildstock", circa 1930, oil on canvas, 58.5 x 91 cm, and"Bildstock", circa 1932, oil on canvas, 46 x 48 cm, in: Günther Moschig, Oskar Mulley, Alpine Landschaft, Schwaz 1995, colour illus. 54 and 61