Pair of paintings “Girls with flowers”

Hans Zatzka (1859 – 1945 yy.)
canvas, oil

canvas size: 77 х 52 сm

Austria, the second half of the XIX century


Hans Zatzka was born on 8 March 1859 in Vienna. Many of Zatzka's works were religious paintings and altar pieces dedicated to various churches in Austria. However, he is more known for his paintings of women, fairies, and other fantastical scenes. Often, he would draw inspiration from the works of Richard Wagner and the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. In the late 19th and early 20th century, several pieces by Zazka were photographed and made into commercial and collectable postcards. Within the 1920s, Zatzka's style became the decor of choice throughout Europe. In addition, the previous thirty years held a resurgence for Zatzka. Currently, most of Zatzka's paintings reside in private collections