Maurice Ambroise Ehlinger (French, 1896-1981)

  • £2,450.00

Maurice Ambroise Ehlinger (French, 1896-1981)

Les Deux Amies

Oil on Canvas

  • This painting is number 624 in the artist's catalogue raisonné.
  • Provenance; Chiswick Auctions London 12th June 2018 with an estimate of £2,000 - £3,000 GBP.  Please see the photograph section for a snapshot of the auction catalogue.  
  • Painting - 46cm x 55cm
  • Frame - 60cm x 68cm 


A superb example of the work of important French painter Maurice Ambroise Ehlinger, this painting is number 624 in the artist's catalogue raisonné.  With inscriptions and catalogue clipping verso.


In very fine condition.  Clean, most attractive, well framed and ready to hang.

Artist Information

Maurice Ehlinger was a French painter. His work was part of the painting event in the art competition at the 1932 Summer Olympics.  He was from the Vosges, in France. Passionate about drawing and painting from a very young age, two providential people will decide his future a friend, painter decorator, excellent pedagogue, and his uncle who pushes Maurice's parents to send him to School of Fine Arts in Nancy.  After the first world war, during  which, he fought on the Chemin des Dames and on the heights of Altenbach, near the cradle of his family, he decided to go to Paris where he is immediately accepted at the École Supérieure des Beaux Arts. Obliged to manage by himself, having lost his father, he becomes a drawing teacher in an evening class, which gives him time to paint and allows him to acquire a studio.  Based on the design of Holbein and Ingres, he became the refined interpreter of female beauty. All her nudes with perfect bodies, iridescent with golden, shimmering light attest to perfect mastery.  Having a charming manor house in Andelnans, he is often present in Alsace, regularly attending meetings of the Academy of Alsace, visiting his clients and friends: the gallery owner Gangloff and the painter Alfred Giess from Morschwiller-le-Bas. Taking advantage of the beautiful days he indulges in frequent hikes in the Massif du Ballon d'Alsace to paint a few outdoor nudes by the lake of Neuweiher or to fix such a favorite landscape on the canvas.  He participates to many Exhibitions and competitions; the paintings are sold at a regular rate all over the world. Maurice Ehlinger will be asked until the day before his death, in July 1981, where he will leave his last opus: an unfinished bouquet.