Artist: Otto Pilny (Swiss, 1866-1936)
Title: The Dance, 1912
Signed and dated 'Otto Pilny 1912' (lower right)
Medium: oil on canvas
Medium: 47¼ x 70¾ in. (120 x 180 cm.)
Otto Pilny began his artistic education in Prague and lived for a time in Vienna before ultimately settling in Zurich. He traveled to Egypt twice, once in 1889 and later in 1892. As many of his contemporaries the East left an impression on him and he pursued a career as an Orientalist painter.