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306. Oeltjen's Room

Love, Jan Oeltjen (1880 - 1968). King

306. Oeltjen's Room

Love, Jan Oeltjen (1880 - 1968). King.

A painter from the far north of Germany became tightly involved with the Kasimir artist family. Jan Oeltjen, a cosmopolitan and artist, married the sculptor Elza Kasimir and moved from Vienna to live and create in Haloze and Ptuj. The city, its surroundings and his love for Elza changed his youthful painting style full of dark colors and hard transitions into a softer approach with a gentler color palette as he became a landscape painter of the Ptujsko polje fields and Haloze hills.