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August von Munchausen the ballerinas from the Rue de Monte Carlo, and collected their ballet shoes. He was also a very good fencer who competed in an international championship.August von Munchhausen was a student of Maitre 'd of Arms, Fred Rohdes, whowas a ballet and fencing master in New York and owned/operated the Rohdes Academy of ballet and fencing, from the early1940's until his death circa 1984Mr. Von Munchhausen was a fencing student of Fred's and drew while at the Rohdes studio. It is probable, that August drew the ballet pictures also at the studio, using the other students as models.1. Attended Erasmus Hall High in Brooklyn NY.2. Born in NYC.3. Studied at the Art Student League in NYC.4. He taught art in Paris.A a document in the Library and Museum of Performing Arts in New York which tellsthe followingabout August von Munchhausen:For over thirty years August von Munchhausen has been widely admired as one of the leading exponents of the spontaneous sketching of movement and dance. He has made an important contribution to dance history in the United States.The Dance Collection owns twelve of August von Munchhausen's ballet studies (1941 - 1955) includingportraitsof Alexandra Danilova and Tamara Toumanova drawn from life, and impressions of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo's productions of RODEO and LES SYLPHIDES.The RODEO studies were exhibited in 1976 as part of the Dance Collection's retrospective exhibit "A Decade of Acquisitions."April 12, 1977 Geneviere Oswald, curator of Library and Museum of Peforming Arts in New YorkFramed size is 26" x 22". With protective glass.*** DISCLAIMER ***All prices on this store include shipping and handling that variesdepending on the product specifics to cover for order completeness, productintegrity, package and handling material. Majority of the items receiveextra-premium treatment and packaging.Please note returning policies on eCRATER and store. Feel free tocontact for any inquiry. Pictures always depict actual product state andcondition.Potential Buyers:Please read the entire listing and viewall images before placing a buy. Items for sale will be described as accuratelyas possible to our knowledge. Additional images of all items can be providedupon request. All items soldAS IS. Please contact us with anyquestions before placing buy or purchasing items.