The painting is overall in good condition. There is a rubbed spot at the upper edge and below the nose of the figure is a scratch. Slight imprints of the stretcher frame can be seen on the canvas.
Benno Noll (b. 1958)
The German painter and graphic artist Benno Noll who was born in Odenbach/Palatinate in 1958 studied at the beginning of the 1980s graphic design and illustration at the colleges in Mainz und Bielefeld. After that Noll lived for several years as freelance artist in Berlin before he moved to Upper Franconia in 1990 to dedicate himself to organic farming. Several journeys brought the artist since the early 1980s to the US as well as to New Zealand, Nepal and Norway among others. Numerous single and group exhibitions have been presenting his works since c. three decades in Germany. (msc)