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Carl Otto Fey (1894-1971) - Signed 20th Century Oil, Alpine Landscape



An impressive oil painting by well listed German artist Carl Otto Fey. The light impasto and dynamic brushstrokes are typical of Fey's expressive style. The alpine subject matter is a particular favourite of the artist, beautifully capturing the pink tones of the distant mountains. Signed. On canvas on stretchers.


There is some discolouration to the varnish along the right edge with some surface dirt across the artwork. Overall the appearance is very good.


60 x 80.5cm (23.6" x 31.7")

Artist Biography

Artist Walter James West was born in Birmingham on 17th December 1882. He started studying at the age of 14 at the Central school of Arts and Crafts in Birmingham. In the 1911 census he is listed as a silversmith chaser. By the age of 30 he was registered as a part time teacher and student. Later in 1918, he became a regular teacher of drawing at Vittoria Street Jewellery School, where he worked until his death in 1942. West became an associate of the RBSA in 1936 and was a well respected artist amongst his peers, frequently exhibiting at The Birmingham Art Circle throughout the 1930s. He mostly exhibited landscapes in watercolour often depicting seascapes, architectural and topographical scenes. At the time his work was reviewed in the press and was described as having “a clean and careful skill in drawing with a love of delicate colour”.

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Code kj809
Artist Carl Otto Fey (1894-1971)
Date 20th Century
Dimensions 60 x 80.5cm
Medium Oil
Style Expressionism
Subject Landscape
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