Carl Rudolph Krafft (Illinois/Pennsylvania/Ohio, 1884-1938) oil on canvas autumn landscape painting depicting a stream winding through a grove of trees into a larger body of water, with a small village and mountain range, background, and partly cloudy sky overhead. Signed "Carl R. Krafft" with possible thumbprint, lower right. Housed in a giltwood frame with molded corner decoration. Sight – 23 5/8" H x 26 5/8" W. Framed – 29 1/2" H x 32 1/2" W. American, first half 20th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Carl Krafft painted landscapes in primarily the Midwest including Illinois and Brown County, Indiana. In 1912 he visited the Ozarks of South Central Missouri with fellow painter Rudolph Ingerle and the two eventually established an important art colony there called the Society of Ozark Painters. Krafft also founded the Municipal Art League in Springfield, Missouri and the Oak Park Art League. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with stretcher marks visible across top of canvas. Frame with natural age shrinkage and minor areas of loss, largest 5/8".
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