Tomanek, the son of a carpenter, was born in Moravia. His family discouraged his talent and wanted him to be a shoemaker. He studied in his homeland of Czechoslovakia at the school of Design in Prague. He emigrated to America and arrived in Chicago around 1910 and worked as an interior decorator.
He then attended the Art Institute of Chicago where he studied with Antonin Sterba. He also studied with Albert Krehbiel and K. He was a member of the Bohemian Artist Club, Association of Chicago Painters and Sculptors, the Palette and Chisel Club, and the Chicago Galleries Association. Tomanek's studio was located in Chicago in the Pilsen Neighborhood and he also maintained a summer home in Ogden Dunes, Indiana. He was noted for his landscapes, especially of the dunes, floral still life and paintings of nudes.
Painting is an oil on artist board. Size is 21" x 15, " plus frame. Nice detail of a scene from the dunes.
The item "Vintage Oil painting Fall in the Lake Michigan Dunes Joseph Tomanek Indiana" is in sale since Tuesday, May 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "epatgal" and is located in Greenville, Michigan.This item can be shipped to United States.