Bela de Tirefort
Bela de Tirefort was known for his stunning New York scenes, mostly painted on sight, leaving us with an enduring record of the metropolis between the 1930s and ’50s. This piece is an excellent example of his on sight paintings, an iconic scene with beautiful brushwork, thick use of paint and whimsical details. We can feel the atmosphere that the artist has created with many layers of paint and specks of light peaking through the fresh snow.
This work is a charming depiction of a snowy pathway in Central Park, New York City on a winter day with city buildings captured in the distance. A cozy impressionistic scene with colors of light cobalt, muted pinks, and purples. This painting captures the essence of Christmas in the 1930s in NYC. Signed lower left and it comes housed in its original frame, a beautiful museum quality gold tone frame, ready to be displayed with hanging wire on verso.