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Joseph Kleitsch was an American painter associated with the California Impressionist movement. Joseph Kleitsch was born in what was then the country of Hungary in the year 1882. This area is now part of the country of Romania.

Kleitsch studied painting in Budapest, Munich, and Paris. He began painting when he was seven years of age.

His family emigrated to the country when in 1912.

Price range information: Works range from $25,000 to $600,000. The artist usually works in oils.

In this clip a montage of works by the artist:

Joseph Kleitsch had a heart attack and died when he was only 49 years old.

His work is part of the permanent collection of the Laguna Art Museum. The artist painted many scenes from the Laguna Beach area.

Kleitsch  did a great job of capturing the character and mood of his figures. Much of his work is similar to that of John Singer Sargent. Both were excellent at painting the female figure and flowers.

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