Lot 44 | Auction XXXIV

LOT 44


B. Austria, 1895 – 1974

Bali Beach Scene

Signed and inscribed “Strasser Bali” on lower right Signed “Roland STRASSER” on lower left Comes with original 1973 cheque for purchase of painting by consignor, with artist’s cheque signature endorsement on reverse side

Gouache on paper

50 x 37 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM2,000 – RM5,000


Painter, graphic artist, and worldwide traveler and writer, Roland Strasser, was born in Vienna, Austria in 1895. Roland Strasser is known for painting people and cultures regarded as mysterious and foreign to Europeans of his time. Some of the areas he visited were considered extremely isolated—even to the native of those areas. He was an Orientalist romantic painter and recognised for his ability to beautifully capture both the physical postures and psychological states of his subjects.