About This Artwork
Beautiful limited edition giclee print of a still life flower bouquet, 23/75 signed, numbered and dated by Andre Dluhos. Paper size size 12×16 inches, ready to mat and frame into a standard 11×14 opening with an overall size of 20×16 inches. Printed image itself is approximately 9×12. See additional images for how your print should look professionally framed. Print ships rolled in protective triangular packing to protect against creasing and bending. Edition size of ONLY 75
Andre Dluhos was born in Europe. He was eight years old when he began to draw the woods and the amber fields of wheat that surrounded his town. It was the glorious castle that stood high above his home that captured his fancy as a young boy and led him to draw its majestic lines from every angle and every perspective imaginable. His mentors were many celebrated artists and teachers at the Bratislava Art School and the School of Fine Arts in Uherske Hradiste, and he studied under them all. Andre obtained a valued education much needed in work that favored portraiture, figure, and landscape painting. His professional career started with three years of commercial art. After that, independent work on various assignments and commissions began. Traveling through Egypt and studying ancient art had a significant influence on his approach to art, and led to a better understanding of his mural paintings and mosaic commissions. His career in Czechoslovakia was very promising, but short. It was his insight into the injustice of the system, the presentation of art as he saw fit, and the raw truths that he painted that made Andre realize that he could never fulfill his personal satisfactions there. Simply put, he was not allowed to paint that what was in his soul and heart. In 1969, after a year of traveling, painting, and showing throughout Hungary, Yugoslavia, and Austria, Andre decided to look for new opportunities and a new home in the United States. He continued his passion for painting. His wife Yary, five year old son Peter, and he became permanent residents of the United States. It was a struggle and it was hard work, but thinking of it as a price to be paid for getting closer to success made it a little easier. Today, he knows that the decision he made forty years ago was right, and his paintings are a culmination of his learned truths throughout his life.