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Vintage David Tauszky Portrait Oil Painting - 24" x 20"

  • $ 1,20000

Vintage David Tauszky (1878 - 1972, Pasadena, CA) oil on canvas portrait of a seated lady. Titled " Moon Blossom" this art deco painting depicts a seated asian lady in white against a turquoise backdrop room. The paint is very heavily applied on the dress of the subject which almost protrudes her from the canvas lending great depth to the piece overall.

David Anthony Tauszky was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 4, 1878. Tauszky studied in New York City at the Art Students League and continued at Academie Julian in Paris under Laurens and Constant. He was well known in the East in 1922 when he moved to Los Angeles. He made many trips back to New York to paint and exhibit. Tauszky died in Pasadena, California on February 26, 1972.

Exhibitions: Painters and Sculptors of Los Angeles, 1922-27; Stendahl Galleries, Los Angeles, 1927; Laguna Beach Art Association, 1920s; Pasadena Society of Artists, 1920s; Grand Central Galleries, New York, 1928; Pasadena Art Institute, 1928 (prize); Santa Ana, 1928 (1st prize); Salmagundi Club, 1929 (prize); Allied Art Association, 1929; Civic Art Show, Pasadena, 1937.

Signed lower right on the canvas. Signed again and titled twice on the stretcher.

Provenance: private collection, Ventura, CA

Label on backside for Babcock Gallery

A fabulous addition to your shabby chic decor, early holiday gift or a special housewarming gift. This would make a great collectable piece for any Deco collection or as an investment piece.


Painting measures 24" by 20"
Frame measures 29" by 24.5" by 1.75"
Weighs 7lb 1oz


In generally good condition considering age and use. Craquelure throughout. There is some paint loss on her dress under her hand with small flecks of paint loss throughout but not very noticeable. No evidence of restoration under backlight - please see all pictures as they form part of the description.


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