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"Lech am Arlberg"
Heinz Hofer (Austrian, b. 1946)
Signed "H. Hofer" (lower right)
Measures:- 33 cm x 47.5 cm (image)
57.3 cm x 71.1 cm (framed)
A beautiful winter landscape by Heinz Hofer (Austrian, b. 1946) depicting the Austrian mountain village of Lech in the Arlberg massif; the birthplace of downhill skiing and one of the world's most picturesque alpine resorts. Hofer has perfectly captured the stillness of newly fallen, heavy snow and communicates a real sence of this famous place.
Heinz Hofer was born in Höchst on the Austrian shore of Lake Constance. He studied painting in Salzburg with Prof. Claus Pack (1921–1997) and began his professional practice working in oils, before turning to watercolour in the late 1970's. He is now one of Austria's most distinguished watercolourists. He has travelled extensively and has developed a masterful ability of capturing fleeting effects and the particular atmosphere and emotion of the places he has visited. Through the beautifully balanced and restful tones of his paintings, he conveys an almost sonorous quality - leading at least one commentator to refer to him as a "painter of silence". The most recent of Hoffer's numerous solo exhibitions was "Europäische Städte" ("European Cities") at Galerie Keim, Stuttgart in 2016.
This work is immaculately presented in a beautiful gesso, silver leaf and hand-painted frame.