Eugene de Blaas, otherwise called Eugene von Blaas or Eugenio Blaas, was an Italian painter of the school known as Academic Classicism.
Eugene de Blaas was born at Albano, close Rome, to Austrian parents. His dad Karl, likewise a painter, was his teacher. Eugene's sibling Julius von Blaas was also a painter. The family moved to Venice when Karl became Professor at the Painting Academy of Venice. He regularly painted scenes in Venice, additionally, he painted portraits and religious depictions.
The art critic Luigi Chirtani, when the canvas was shown at the Mostra Nazionale di Venezia, portrayed it as the most beautiful, complimenting, lovely, touched, laundress in a work of art. His paintings of water carriers and washer women were all portrayed as beautiful, simple but well-dressed women, with impeccable hairstyles, all happy and carefree, a rather romantic version of what laborers at the time looked like. Although he primarily painted women, he just painted one nude, In The Water.
His brilliant and rather showy period pictures of Venetian culture were unique contrasted with sensitive pastels and etchings of the courtyards, balconies, and waterways of present day Venice.
Eugene de Blaas' artworks were displayed at the Royal Academy, Fine Art Society, New Gallery and Arthur Tooth and Sons Gallery in London, and furthermore at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.
Art Movement: Academic.
Artists Influencing Eugene de Blaas: Karl von Blaas.
He Traveled To England.
Artist's Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.