"Hst Adolf Chwala"HST by Adolf Chwala (1836 in Prague - 1900 in Vienna). Czech landscape painter. Son of a hatter, Chwala has been studying painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague since 1851. He then studied in the years 1854-1855 at the school of landscape painting with Maximilian Joseph Haushofer. In 1864 he moved to Vienna, where he married Josefa Procházková in 1871. He became the father of eight children. In the years 1885-1898, Chwala was a member of the Künstlerhaus in Vienna. He exhibited his works at the Kunstverein für Böhmen (1856-1862, 1888-1889) and, since 1876, at the annual exhibitions of the Wiener Künnstlerhaus and, from 1881 to 1896, at the Osterreichischer Kunstverein. He also took part in the national exhibition in 1891. Our painting represents Un Passeur au bord de l'eau, a scene most certainly located in Austria. This canvas is characteristic of the work of Chwala.