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Vladan Stiha: Spirit of Christmas, Oil on Canvas

Vladan Stiha (1908-1992) was a gifted impressionist painter who was born in Yugoslavia. He attempted to flee to the United States during World War II, but was denied entry and moved to Argentina and then Brazil, spending a total of 20 years in South America. It was during this time that came into his own as a painter and developed the colorful impressionistic style for which he would ultimately become very famous. In 1971, Vladan and his wife opened the Stiha Gallery in the historic La Fonda Hotel.

This piece measures 42.5″ x 54.5″ framed.

Generously donated by: Alex Windsor Betts