Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 64 x 81 cm
Signed lower left “F. Eberl”
Confirmation of authenticity by Professor Tomas Vlcek attached.
Consulted with Professor Jaromir Zemina and Jiri Machalicky, PhD.
Frantisek Zdenek Eberl was a Czech-born painter who worked mainly in Paris, France.
He enjoyed several single artist exhibits. The legendary art dealer Berthe Weill took an interest and included him in numerous exhibits in her Parisian gallery, and Eberl became a member of the Salon des Artistes Independents.
Although well known for his sensual nudes, it was first and foremost his authentic depiction of Monmartre’s gritty nightlife atmosphere with its prostitutes, gamblers, drug addicts and alcoholics that promoted Eberl´s fame.
Eberl never compromised his subjects but rather he expressed their full humanity in his paintings. This distinguishes him among the painters of his time.