This oil painting was made by the Berlin painter Hans Zank (1889 Berlin - 1967 Falkensee) in an expressionist style. It depicts the view on a harbour with several big sailboats. The boats and the jetty are deserted. The viewer’s attention focusses on the forms and colours of the boats. The painting is signed “H. Zank” in the lower left.
The painting is in good condition with slight traces of age and shows a patina due to its age. The frame shows some spots on the upper side of the upper ledge. The back of the canvas has several colour spots. The dimensions of the painting are 62 x 72 cm. The stretcher frame measures 54 x 64 cm.
Hans Zank (1889 -1967)
From 1908 to 1912, Hans Zank took classes at the art academy of Leipzig. His further artistic development was interrupted by the First World War. From 1921 to 1929, he continued his studies at the J. Walter-Kurau art school in Berlin. In his paintings, he focussed on nudes, portraits, and landscapes. In the 1930s, his expressionist style changed to a rather impressionist manner.