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Werner Drewes Sunny Harbor 1957 Bauhaus American Abstraction

$1,850.00

A seven-color woodblock print, predominantly yellow, orange and light blue. (24 in x 7 ¼ in) on a 28 in x 11 in sheet. Signed, titled and numbered ”20/200 Sunny Harbor Drewes, 1957.” Matted on original mat. Condition very good. Werner Drewes (1899 – 1985) is considered one of the founding fathers of American abstraction. Trained at the Bauhaus, Drewes was one of the first to introduce the precepts of the Bauhaus in America.

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Werner Drewes, Sunny Harbor, 1957. A seven-color woodblock print, predominantly yellow, orange and light blue. (24 in x 7 ¼ in) on a 28 in x 11 in sheet. Signed, titled and numbered ”20/200 Sunny Harbor Drewes, 1957.” Matted on original mat. Condition very good. Werner Drewes (1899 – 1985) is considered one of the founding fathers of American abstraction. Trained at the Bauhaus, Drewes was one of the first to introduce the precepts of the Bauhaus in America. He attended the Staatliches Bauhaus Weimar where he studied under Paul Klee, Oskar Schlemmer and Johannes Itten. Elizabeth Morgan of the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., wrote the following description of Sunny Harbor: “It takes a little time and effort to both see and read his new color woodblock print, “Sunny Harbor.” The first impression is that the color is most attractive, which is true. More important is the fact that the seven colors used are not just a mask; They are an essential part of the structure of the print which unfolds in an organic way. The sea and the land are carefully plotted in relation to each other. Sunlight reflections bind and blend the harbor and the shore together. Although Drewes studied at the Bauhaus, in his recent work he shows a preference rather for the French expression of color.” IGAS, Series 23, March 1957.

Werner Drewes Sunny Harbor

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