Werner Drewes, Stones and Pine Needles, 1958(358 views)
Signed lower left: "Drewes". Signed and titled on stretcher verso: "Drewes" and "Stones and Pine Needles". In fine condition. The painting is still in the artist's frame.
When Werner Drewes immigrated to the United States in 1930, he brought with him an active influence in German Expressionism and his formal training in the doctrines of the Bauhaus. At the Bauhaus, his most influential teachers included Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger and Wassily Kandinsky who directed him toward the abstract style. While teaching at the Brooklyn Museum under the Federal Arts Project from 1934-36, Drewes concentrated on spreading this interest in German Expressionism and the avant-garde concepts of the Bauhaus. In an attempt to further attract American artists to these philosophies, Drewes helped found the American Abstract Artists Group in 1936, an organization that would eventually become a major force in the American art scene.
Dimensions: 16 X 20 in.
Artist or Maker: Drewes, Werner, German-American (1899-1985)
Medium: Oil on canvas
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