59.7 x 74.9 cm (23.5 x 29.5 inches)
lithographic ink, paper
Bernard Gantner was born in Belfort, in 1928, into a family from the Alsace region of France. During World War II, Gantner was mentored by a curator from the museum in Belfort who initiated him into the world of oil painting. Closed to the public during the War, Ganter had the museum practically to himself. There, he studied medieval to contemporary works. He went on to study at the cole des Beaux Arts in Paris. He won the Critic's Prize in 1961 and has illustrated several De Luxe collector's editions of Lithographs. This winter landscape is typical of those Ganter made as he traveled the countryside around his native Belfort, snow being a particular favorite scene. The gray afternoon landscape, limited in color and abandoned of life, captures the mood of winter. This print is number 127 of a limited edition of 275 limited, from The Collector's Guild, New York.
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Gantner, Bernard, "Lithograph of a winter landscape" (2014). Campus Art. 10.