A Family of Ducks by Dutch Painter Constant Artz
Constant Artz was born in Paris in 1870, the son of David Adolph Constant Artz. Constant Artz lived and worked in Holland. He was a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague Academy and in 1899, became a pupil of T. Offermans. He died in 1951. Like his father, Constant Artz followed his love of nature and painted in a realistic style. He was particularly talented in depicting Dutch pastoral scenes with ducks and ducklings. This bright and airy depiction of a family of ducks shows the birds basking in sunlight beneath a footbridge over a Dutch canal. This unusually large example of Artz’s work is mounted in a period frame. Canvas size is 19 1/2 by 23 1/4 inches.