Geza Kende (California/Hungary, 1889-1952) oil on canvas California landscape painting depicting a group of trees in the foreground, a body of water and mountains in the background. Signed lower right and dated "1926". Housed in a carved ebonized and gilt wood frame. Sight – 37 1/2" H x 34 1/2" W. Framed – 46 1/4" H x 43" W. Provenance: Private Ringgold, Georgia collection. Biography: Born in Budapest, Hungary on January 5, 1889, Kende studied at the National Academy of Art in Budapest, also in Italy and France. He settled in Los Angeles in 1932 and maintained a studio-home at 1123 El Centro Avenue. He died there on September 2, 1952. He was a member of California Art Club; Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles; Society of Western Artists. (source: AskArt). CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Examined under black light and no alterations detected.
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