Oil on wood panel
Dimensions: 41 x 33 cm
Signed and dated lower right “A.Justitz 25”
Provenance: premier Prague collection
Expertise by Professor Jaromir Zemina attached.
Confirmation of authenticity by Professor Tomas Vlcek attached.
An X-ray image made by conservator-restorer specialist Tomas Berger attached.
Alfred Justitz was a Czech Modernist painter and illustrator. He began his creative career by studying architecture at the Czech Technical University in Prague with Professor Jan Kotera, then moved to the Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied with Maximilian Pirner and František Thiele (1868-1945). After that, he worked with Ludwig Schmid-Reutte in Karlsruhe and Wilhelm Trübner in Berlin.
From 1918 to 1924, he exhibited with ``Tvrdošíjní``, a group of young, modern artists.
In 1927, he produced illustrations for the Czech edition of Notre Dame de Paris by Hugo. The following year, he joined the Mánes Union of Fine Arts.