Bruno Krauskopf

Portrait of Frau Krauskopf

circa 1918,

oil on canvas


Bruno Krauskopf (Malbork, West Prussia, now Poland 1892-1960 Berlin)


"Bildnis Frau Krauskopf" ["Portrait of Mrs. Krauskopf, the artist's wife"]


circa 1918

oil on canvas

67 x 58 cm

signed "B. Krauskopf" with a brush in red upper left

titled on the reverse of the stretcher: "Bildnis Frau Krauskopf"


Bruno Krauskopf estate (Nachlass)


"Like a mystical appearance, the light face is articulated softly and narrowly in the midst of the dark surroundings dominated by splintered forms. Krauskopf's portrait of his wife captivates with its pronounced light-dark contrasts and in particular the contrast between the surroundings, which are only sketchily indicated on the one hand, and the facial features that shine out of the dark in relief with pastose paint. As a result, the representation moves a bit away from the personal and representational and takes on a more imaginary character." B

"Bruno Krauskopf studied from 1910 to 1915 at the Royal Museum of Applied Arts [Königlichen Kunstgewerbemuseum] in Berlin with Emil Doeppler. Together with Wilhelm Kohlhoff and Harry Dreierling, he founded a studio community in 1914. From 1916 he was a member of the Free Berlin Secession [Freien Berliner Secession], then he joined the Berlin Secession."  B





Jack Daulton

The Daulton Collection