The Lone Wolf
The Lone Wolf by Alfred Von Wierusz-Kowalski
The majority of the lone wolf pictures that we see today are recreations of the oil on canvas paintings by artist Victor Wierusz-Kowalski also known asAlfred von Wierusz-Kowalski. The Polish artists paintings received prestigious metals making him sought after by many collectors and German art dealers. Wierusz-Kowalski lived in Munich Germany were he studied at Munich Academy of Fine Arts for a year and then worked under Josef Brandt. He went onto become an honorary professor at his alameda Munich Academy of Fine Arts. His work can still be found in some Polish museums.
Reproductions of, The Lone Wolf , were some of the most popular in 1920’s. Victor Wierusz-Kowalski perished in 1915, before the Lone Wolf reproductions became so popular in German markets.
Most likely, if you have one of The Lone Wolf pictures by Wierusz-Kowalski’s it is from the vast amount recreated in the 1920’s. How do you know if you are buying or selling a 1920’s print. First look for an antique frame with either nails or staples holding on the backing. Many copies by different artists have also turned up being mistaken for The Lone Wolf. Keep in mind that the equipment available for reproduction in the 1920’s failed to duplicate the vibrant colors the original painting contained.
Depending on how thrifty and lucky you are, either a framed 1920’s reproduction or a framed newly printed picture should cost nearly the same around, $50.00 to $100.00. Antique’s are preferred by some people and if purchased at a fair price they will always hold their value. The resell value of the antique picture is definitely a perk, however, so is advanced technology that offers vivid color with sharp definition. A copy made on a modern press would offer a much closer rendition of the original, allowing you to view the use of color by the talented Victor Wierusz-Kowalski’s.
If you have a paintings or print by Wierusz-Kowalski dated prior to his death in 1915 you would want to contact an expert to have it authenticated as Wierusz-Kowalski's 18th century work can bring well over $100,000.
See some of the amazing oil on canvas by Victor Wierusz-Kowalsk Below