Theodor Charles Balke (1875-1951), French

Born on April 29, 1875, in Faulquemont in the Moselle region of France, Balke was a student of Bouveray and Suvand in Paris. He became an exhibiting member of the Paris Salons in 1920s and in 1929 exhibited at the Salon de la Nationale des Beaux-Arts under name Balke-Gry. Listed in Benezit. Theodor Charles Balke visited Macedonia in the period 1914-1919, likely as a military artist or part of the French troops. From this period is the painting “Lac Presba (Lake Prespa) “ which was sold on Ebay.com in November 2009 (id: 130344569778) , as well as the painting “Le monastere de Karyes sur la presquile du Mont Athos 1919” sold by the auction house Gros-Delettrez Paris on 12 June 1998 ( lot number 183). Also, the watercolor entitled in French “Grece-Lac de la Prespa 1919” was sold on Ebay in 2018.
Theodor Charles Balke ((1875 -1951),Lac Presba (lake Prespa, Greece ) 1919 watercolor
Theodor Charles Balke ((1875 -1951),Lac Presba (lake Prespa, Greece ) 1919 watercolor
Theodor Charles Balke ((1875 -1951),Lac Presba (lake Prespa) 1914 oil-canvas
Theodor Charles Balke ((1875 -1951),Lac Presba (lake Prespa) 1914 oil-canvas
Theodor Charles Balke ((1875 -1951),Inside a mosque in Salonica 1917 oil-canvas
Theodor Charles Balke ((1875 -1951),Inside a mosque in Salonica 1917 oil-canvas
Theodor Charles Balke ((1875 -1951),Fortification in Salonica 1919 oil-canvas
Theodor Charles Balke ((1875 -1951),Fortification in Salonica 1919 oil-canvas

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Vlatko potpis s

This lexicon is a result of my 15 years long period of researching & documenting the personalities and the artworks of the foreign painters, sculptors, illustrators, and photographers having visited different spots of the geographic territory of Macedonia, there having created works of art there over a 100-years long period i.e. between 1850-1950. Their presence and artwork in the Macedonian milieus represent a notable cultural heritage to the international linkage of the ethnic Macedonians as well as to all the ethnicities living in the picturesque territory of Macedonia and the cultures of modern-day countries spread over parts of the geographic territory of Macedonia. Witnessing the artistic contributions of the foreign artist, we are proud of their Macedonia-themed creative works and experiences. I believe that their artworks, having been inspired and created over the vast region of Macedonia, unite us all in these challenging times, and under the facts and the values of the artistic beauty.

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