Irma Stern, South African, European, 1894 to 1966, oil painting on canvas, depicting a Venice canal, 1948. With her adept use of color, light, and brushwork, Stern has created a scene that transports the viewer to the enchanting canals of Venice. The composition allows us to appreciate the timeless allure of this iconic Italian city. Signed and dated upper right. Irma Stern was a major South African artist who achieved national and international recognition in her lifetime. Irma Stern is known for Portrait, figure, still life and genre painting, ceramics. One of a kind artwork. Mid Century Paintings For Collectors.