La Famille dans la Loge by Dietz Edzard - 28 3/4 x 39 1/2 inches Signed 20th century french school of paris theatre theater interior elegant figures figurative
Dietz Edzard
(1893 - 1963)

La Famille dans la Loge

Signed
Oil on canvas
28 3/4 x 39 1/2 inches

Painted: 1946

Gerd Muehsam states in her monograph on the artist that: ... La loge (1946) when compared with earlier renditions of the same subject clearly illustrates this phase of Edzard's development [moving towards more vivid contrasts of cream-colored and yellow highlights emerging out of the grays, blacks and more subdued colors of the shadow areas]. It is also completely unified in concept, composition and execution, with its semidarkness that softens the contours and renders them less distinct, and its play of reflecting lights off the faces of the spectators.

Provenance
Edward Lasker, Chicago, Il.
Private collection, Florida
Rehs Galleries, Inc., New York City

Literature
Gerd Muehsam, D. Edzard, H. Bittner and Company, New York, 1948, pgs. 12 & 20, illustrated #44-45