J. Rozentals - Portrait of the Artist's Wife
The beautiful and delicate drawing is a portrait of Rozentals' beloved wife, Elli Rozental. Created in 1906, the artwork is a pure essence of the style and aesthetics of the Art Nouveau era.
Janis Rozentals (1866-1919) is one of the most important Latvian artists with an everlasting impact on the formation of the national art in Latvia. An innovator and an artist of striking individuality, Rozentals was among those who brought Latvian art to the level of other European nations. Always hard working, Janis Rozentāls spent most of his time in his studio. He is known to have painted with a cigarette in one hand, chain-smoking. Rozentals was a celebrity, popular and loved. His home created together with his wife, Finnish opera singer, Elli Forssell, was a favorite meeting place of Latvian intellectuals who regularly gathered there for literary and musical evenings.
Limited edition quality art print from Latvia. Original property of the LNMA.