Auseklis Ozols painted by Walter Stuempfig, 1964

Portrait of Auseklis Ozols. Walter Stuempfig. Oil on Linen, 1964, Private Collection.

This life sized portrait of Auseklis Ozols was painted by Walter Stuemphig while Ozols was his student at the Pennsylvania Academy Of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. The painting exemplifies Stuempfigs’s stern approach to composition and its relationship with color and value. Ozols was one of Stuemphig’s apprentices and regularly accompanied him on trips to New York and elsewhere for visits to other artist’s studios including Edward Hopper, Andy Warhol snd Morandi. 

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