SOLD Romantic Landscape

by Louis Michel Eilshemius (1864–1941)
Oil on board
7⅝ x 10⅝ inches
Signed lower right: Elshemus_

Artist Biography

He was a poet who painted like one, but his lyricism was not related to his time and expressed no definite period . . . One can hardly find words to define him. Eilshemius’ paintings speak for themselves.
Marcel Duchamp, artist

This phantasmagorical character was one of the best artists we have ever produced.

Clement Greenberg, art critic

About Eilshemius I want to go on record with you: He was the most poetic, lyrical, beautiful painter in America.

Joseph H. Hirshhorn, collector

In 1941, an anonymous writer for The New York Times reported that

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