A mid-20th century era portrait of a man by artist Harry Elsas (German 1925 – 1994), in oil on fabric, laid-down over Masonite. Markings include signature [Harry Elsas], to the lower right. Excellent vintage condition, includes gilded frame. Heinz Erich Hugo Elsas, better known as Harry Elsas, was a muralist, writer, designer and painter living in Brazil. Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Elsas moved to Brazil in 1936 and went to live in São Paulo. In 1945, he held his first solo show at the Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC), in Rio de Janeiro. From 1946 to 1953 he lived in the Northeast, having been heavily influenced by the culture of the region. From 1956 the 1970 lived in Rio de Janeiro. From 1970 he settled in São Paulo, where he executed murals for Banco Safra in 1971, and Bank city of São Paulo, in 1976. The artist had several solo exhibitions in Brazil.
Harry Elsas, Male Portrait, Oil on Fabric over Masonite, Signed
|CREATOR:||Harry Elsas (1925 - 1994)|
|PLACE OF ORIGIN:||Brazil|
|MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES:||oil on fabric|
|WEAR:||Consistent in age and use|
|HEIGHT:||14.5 in ( 37 cm)|
|WIDTH:||11in ( 28 cm)|
|DEPTH:||2 in ( 5 cm)|
|NUMBER OF ITEMS:||1|
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