Hugo von Bouvard Austrian b. 1879
24 x 20 cm frame
18 x 14 cm image
Superb Vienna Secessionist painting of naked woman.
Medium - watercolour on paper
Signed and dated 1920
Bouvard was born in Vienna in 1879 and from 1908 studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts under Rudolf Bacher. In 1910 he began studying at Heinrich Knirr's private school in Munich and then at Dachau and Karlsruhe under Hans Muller. In 1913 he toured to France, England, Scotland, Spain, Scandinavia and Russia. in 1914 he was conscripted to the army and sent to the front, being made a war artist in 1915. In 1921 he joined the Vienna Secession. After a decade living in England, between 1938 and 1948, he returned permanently to Vienna, becoming a member of the Vienna Kunstler Haus. He was a regular exhibitor at both the Vienna Secession and the Kunstler Haus.