Here we offer a nice impressionist oil painting by Klitz featuring a London landscape scene. The medium is oil on canvas, matted with linen and framed in a rustic type frame. The artwork and the frame are in good condition, structurally sound and ready to hang. This is a vintage piece and may show some minor scratches, dings, etc., to the frame and dust on the canvas due to normal use and wear. The canvas is signed lower right.
Anthony (Tony) Robert Klitz (3 September 1917 – 19 September 2000) was an artist who specialized in cityscapes, notably London. He was born in Southport, attended Bishop Wordsworth’s School in Salisbury and studied art at the Cheltenham Art College (1936–1939), whilst simultaneously training to be an architect. Klitz was enrolled in War Service from 1939 to 1945. He died in Dublin, Ireland.
In comparison with other great capitals of the world London remains astonishingly unpainted. Mr. Klitz, an artist with a fine sense of architectural atmosphere and character, has done a great deal to redress the balance. His pictures show a fine but restrained sense of colour and he is engagingly sensitive to the London scene. Mr. Klitz is an artist – and this is a high tribute indeed – whose work will appeal equally to those who live in London and to those who have paid a visit to London, and want to have something by which to remember it. Whether it is Horse Guards Parade or the River, Mr. Klitz has captured that strange pearly light which is the secret of so much of London’s grace.