"TRANS EUROPEAN EXPRESS"
OIL ON MASONITE, SIGNED
GERMAN, DATED 1962
19 X 29 INCHES
Kuch was a railroad engineer, inventor and artist.
He was born in Nuremburg Germany in 1893. He is best known for his patented railroad inventions.
As a painter Heiner Kuch created works of means of transport, especially railway trains. In addition, he dealt with historical cityscapes and mystical themes. In 1993 there was a commemorative exhibition in Nuremberg under the title Triumph of Art.
It was not until 1947 that the painter Kuch designed for various companies such as Bub, Märklin and Fleischmann Eisenbahn designs for the catalog illustration as well as for the packaging of their railways and cover pictures.
The train illustrated in this painting is the European streamlined train service named the TEE (The Trans-Europe Express) The TEE ran from 1957 to 1995. It was a first class streamlined service that traveled through many European countries including France, Spain, Belgium, and Austria.