Max Beckmann as a young man with a beard.
Max Beckmann, German artist, 1884-1950, who migrated to the
United States in the last few years of his life. A towering figure of
the first half of the twentieth century, his paintings offer a unique
perspective on Modernism, combining Representational Art with
his own blend of subject matter and Modernist techniques.
One of the works in my new Ebook, Horizons. You can find out more about Horizons on my WordPress Horizons page, including links to a nice sample copy, and instructions on how to purchase. You can also purchase directly from me, if you feel more secure. Thanks for taking a look!
sleep, dreams, wake,
darkness, mystery, beauty,
destinations … unknown
One of the works in my new Ebook, Horizons. You can find out more about Horizons on my WordPress Horizons page, including links to a nice sample copy, and instructions on how to purchase. Thanks for taking a look!
This is another restored poster from the iconic WPA era. The original was completed sometime in the 1930s under the New Deal WPA program which was an attempt to put Americans back to work, including artists, and artisans.
The poster features a Cardinal on a branch, with the saying “Protect Our Birds”. The sponsor was the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
It is a simple, yet powerful, conservation poster, that is still relevant today. Birds are very special to me since I see them almost every day, when I take my daily walks. They are my trusted companions.
The City Of Paris (La Ciudad Paris) was painted in 1912 by Ukrainian born artist, Alexandra Exter (1882-1949).
Her paintings often reflect the different styles prevalent at the time, Art Deco, Futurism, Constructivism, Art Nouveau. She also became quite well known as a stage and set designer, particularly in Paris and Moscow.
Stage design for a jazz musical, 1920.
A wonderful artist, alive and productive during a very exciting time in the visual arts. Someone who, in my opinion, deserves more recognition.
Beautiful, mysterious painting by the iconic Canadian artist Lawren Harris (1885-1970), who also helped to found the ground breaking Group Of Seven. I hope to be posting more of his works, along with more works from The Group Of Seven.
This painting is titled Ice House, Lake Superior and was painted in 1923.
You can find out more about this artist with this link:
The iconic WPA! The New Deal program to try to put Americans back to work in the Great Depression. The dignity of work, how it builds confidence, and its connection to Progress.
What also made the WPA unique and special, is that it also included the arts. Artists, architects, writers, were also employed, to help move the nation forward.
In the weeks to come, I will be showcasing some of these works. In some cases, I have restored the works from the originals and made prints which will be available as letter sized prints.
This particular work has been restored and is available on my Etsy site, or you can contact me directly if you are interested: