Stephan Kern

Faunus in the Forest,


oil on canvas

Stephan Kern (Bühlertal/Baden 1860-1915 Bühlertal/Baden), sometimes Stefan 
"Faunus im Wald" ("Faunus in the Forest")
oil on canvas
54 x 26 cm (21 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.)
signed and dated lower left: "Stephan Kern 1900"

Stephan Kern studied in Berlin and at the Karlsruhe Academy, there as a master student of Ferdinand Keller. Now an obscure and forgotten artist, in his day, Kern was known for, among other work, his paintings of the former Kurhaus/Schwarzwaldhotel [Black Forest hotel] Gertelbach and its environs, reproduced in postcards circa 1900-1905.

Jack Daulton
The Jack Daulton Collection
Los Altos Hills, California