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Diptych Oil Painting by Jan Saether (1944-2018)

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Start price: $2,900

Estimated price: $5,000 - $8,000

Buyer's premium: 28%

Sales Tax: On buyer's premium only

Beautiful diptych oil painting by Jan Valentin Saether (1944-2018)

The piece shows 2 open boxes, one is empty and the second one shows a portrait of a man with long curly hair and a beard.

The painting shows great attention to detail and is very realistic.

Measurements:59.50 inches wide x 37.75 inches high x 1.50 inches projection from the wall.

Each paitning is 26 inches high x 22 inches wide.

Jan Valentin Saether (1944-2018)

Fine artist Jan Isak Valentin Ben Abram Saether was born in Oslo, Norway in 1944. A student at both the National College of Applied Arts and at the National Academy of Fine Art in the 1960s and early 70s he received training in both sculpture and painting.

In 1973 Saether moved to Los Angeles, California with his first wife and two young daughters. He built a career as an artist there and established several schools; first in 1977 at the old firehouse in Venice together with Alan Katz and Martine Vaugel, and later, in the 1980s Bruchion, a legendary school for art and gnosis.

In 1995 Saether moved back home to his native country Norway where he worked as associate professor at the National Academy of Fine Art, Oslo for a year before accepting the chair of figurative painting at the same institution after the media duel of the year as the only two painters found competent to hold this position were Jan Valentin Saether and his old friend from the student years, Odd Nerdrum. Saether held the position until 2002.

Saether worked both within the classical figurative style, and he experimented with different media

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Condition: Nicks and scratches to frame, Canvas has a puncture.