SOLD ITEM 7479 - Autumnal Morning Oil on Canvas Omar Hamdi Malva

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Autumnal Morning landscape oil on canvas by Austrian artist Omar Hamdi Malva who was born in Syria in 1951 as the first child of a poor shepherd?s family in Tel Naif, a small village of mud cottages, Malva has had a hard life. His natural skills as a painter were not supported by his family. He left his family at age 17 and received much acclaim for his work under his assumed name. But, for political purposes, he was not able to work. He was drafted in the Syrian military as a graphic artist for seven years. He ended up with a wife and family in Beirut, where he escaped with false passports. His wife then left him (with his children) never to be heard from again. A second wife and family allowed him to restart his life in Austria, .The original frame measures 33 x 40 inches the painting 26 x 32 inches. Purchased from The Walley Findlay Galleries April 1996itme number 117753. Omar Hamdi "Malva" ranks among Austria's most famous contemporary artists, an impressionist distinguished for his rich, lush landscapes of the European countryside. He is represented in the finest galleries from Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Holland, Japan, Russia, Dubai UAE, Canada, New York and in Virginia. Worked as a graphic artist for the Syrian Press, where he also wrote articles an Artistic Critism. - Settled in Vienna since 1978 and now holds the Austrian Nationality.where he lives today. Through it all, Malva?s creativity seems endless. His naturalistic style gives way to a new expressionism and returns to the colors and lights of his homeland One-Man Exhibitions "Selection":1976-1977 - People's Art Hall at Damascus, National Museum of Aleppo.1987 -Vienna, Palffy Palace "Art Salon"1989 - Vienna, Austrian Central Bank; Art Gallery Chicago; Lyzon Art Gallery Tennessee, Nashville; Gallery Kral, San Francisco; Gallery Arnot, New York; Gallery Ambassador, New York.1990 - Gallery L'Atelier, Vienna; Gallery Celeste, Vienna; Art House, G?ttingen, Germany.1991 - Gallery Frankenstein, Berlin.1992 - Wally Findlay Galleries, New York and Paris.1993 - Gallery Art Forum, International Contemporary Art, Vienna; AI-Sayed Art Gallery/Assad Library, Damascus.1994-1998 - Wally Findlay Galleries, New York, Chicago, Palm Beach, Florida. 2000 - Green Art Gallery - Dubai. 2000 - Wally Findlay Gallery - Palm Beach. 2002 - Rochan Gallery - Jeddah.International and Group Exhibitions "Selection":1980-1992 - Exhibitions of the General Federation of Austrian Artists, in Austria and abroad.1985 - World Exhibition of the United Nations Office, Vienna.1989 - Art Festival Messepalast, Vienna; The First Arab Art Festival; Art House, G?ttingen, Germany.1985-1993 - The Annual World Art Fair, Frankfurt, Germany.1989 - International Fair of Contemporary Arts (Madrid Arco 89), Spain.1990 - International Fair of Contemporary Arts (Milano EXPO 90), Italy1991 - Art Jonction International, Nice, France.1992 - Bolognafiere (Contemporary Art Festival),Bologna, Italy; Auro Art, Verona; K?nstlerhaus, Graz; EXPO Sevilla, Spain; Friendship and Peace Festival, Latakia, Syria.1993 - International Fair of Contemporary Art (Budapest Art Expo 93). 1993 - Gallery Breitenbach, Una, Germany.1994-1997 - International Art Fair, Frankfurt, Germany; Second International Festival of Sharjah. 1999 - Informelle Tendenzen im"K?nstlerhaus",Vienna. 2001 - Cairo, Biennale.2001 - Artuell, Beirut / Atassi Gallery Damas 2002.2002 - History Museum Vienna - Rathaus / New York Art Fair. 2003 - National Museum Cracow, Poland2003-Tehran Museum of Modern Arts - 2004 Art NY - USA
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