Saturday, January 19, 2013

Bernhard Gutmann

Breton Fishing Boats, 1912. Oil on canvas. Private collection


With his marriage in 1907 to financial heiress Bertha Goldman, Gutmann was freed permanently to pursue his art with little concern for the opinions of critics and patrons. Working in Europe for the next five years, he embraced the bright colors and vibrant brushwork of impressionism in his landscapes, figure paintings, and still lifes.