Macario Vitalis (1898-1990) Filipino French Modernist Painting


Artist: Macario Vitalis  (Philippines / France 1898-1990)

Title: (Cubist Landscape with Bridge)

Medium: Oil on Canvas mounted on panel

Size: 13 1/2” x 16” (34.2 x 40.6 cm) approximate canvas size

Date: 1956

Notes: Provenance: Estate of Louis & Annette Kaufman. Louis Kaufman (1905-1994) was a Romanian American Violinist, and possibly the most recorded musical artist of the 20th century. Kaufman, was the most sought-after violinist in Hollywood during 1930’s-50’s, and performed on the soundtrack of as many as 500 movies, including “Casablanca”, “Spartacus”, and other Oscar-winning films. Kaufman was largely responsible for bringing the once-forgotten music of Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) to its current popularity worldwide. In 1947, Kaufman made the first commercial recording of a then little-known collection of violin concertos by Vivaldi called “The Four Seasons.” This recording won the Grand Prix du Disque in 1951 and was elected to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002

ESTIMATE: $8,000-12,000