Werner Wildner (Tennessee, 1925-2004) tempera on panel still life with mushroom and bird’s nest containing eggs and feathers. One egg sits outside the nest, broken. Signed “Wildner” lower right. Artist’s address label and date 1988 en verso. New black frame with gilt highlights. 11 3/4″ x 9 3/4″ sight, 18 3/4″ x 16 3/4″ framed. Biography (courtesy Askart): Wildner was born in Germany but moved to Detroit with his family as a child and then, as a teenager, to Nashville. He served in the Army in 1944 and went on to study art briefly at the Meinzinger Art School in Detroit. He returned to Nashville to practice commercial art, but by the mid-1950s had decided to pursue his own art career. Wildner met with critical and commercial success after a 1962 exhibit of his art at the Nashville site now known as Cheekwood. However, the death of his parents and collapse of his marriage in the 1970s led him to become reclusive in the last two decades of his life. CONDITION: Very good condition.
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