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Konrad Cramer
Colored Drawing No. 6 (Reclining Woman)

1931

$900

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Konrad Cramer, 'Colored Drawing No. 6' (Reclining Woman), monotype, 1931. Signed and dated in pencil beneath the image, lower right. Annotated 'Colored D' (drawing), No 6' in pencil, lower left sheet corner. A fine, spontaneous work, on cream laid paper, with full margins (1 1/8 to 1 3/4 inches); original brown paper hinges in the top left and right sheet corners, in excellent condition. Image size 5 3/8 x 10 7/8 inches; sheet size 8 1/2 x 13 7/8 inches. Matted to museum standards, unframed. A monotype is the printmaking technique of drawing or painting on a smooth, non-absorbent surface. The surface or matrix can vary from a copper etching plate, zinc, or glass to acrylic. The image is then transferred onto a sheet of paper by pressing the two together, usually using a printing-press. The inks used may be oil-based or water-based. Monotyping produces a unique print or monotype as most of the ink is removed during the initial pressing. Monotypes are typically executed, with no initial sketch resulting in a spontaneous, gestural image. ABOUT THE ARTIST Konrad Cramer (1882-1963), one of America's earliest modernist painters, was a founder and director of the renowned Woodstock Artists Association and the Woodstock School of Painting. Born in Wurtzburg, Germany, Cramer was initially influenced by the Munich expressionist ‘Blaue Reiter’ (Blue Rider) movement founded by Wassily Kandinsky. He was further inspired by Cezanne's ‘planes of light’, incorporating a Cubist idiom into his work. In 1911, he married an American art student and moved to New York, where he established his reputation two years later with a pioneering series of abstract paintings. His post World War I work rendered the everyday objects of American culture with he personal blend of European modernism. Dividing his time between Woodstock and Manhattan, he became prominent in progressive art circles. His close friendship with Alfred Stieglitz provoked his interest in photography, which led to his directing and teaching at The Woodstock School of Miniature Photography. Cramer first exhibited at the Whitney Studio Club in 1924 and participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art's first and second biennials in 1933 and 1935. He was also included in the 1935 exhibition Abstract Painting in America at the Whitney. Cramer was later included in the Whitney Museum exhibition ‘Pioneers of Modern Art in America’ in 1946. In 1930 he shared a two-person exhibition at the Dudensing Gallery in Manhattan with Adolph Gottlieb. Throughout the 1930s, Cramer participated in many other museum invitationals, including Carnegie International (1929, 1933, 1937, 1938); Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1934, 1936), and Corcoran Gallery of Art (1935, 1937). He also exhibited at the Woodstock Art Association, Society of Independent Artists (New York), Art Institute of Chicago. Solo exhibitions of his work were held at Club Latin in Cincinnati (1932), the State University of New York at New Paltz (1952), the Woodstock Guild of Craftsman (1956), and Long Island University (1958). Cramer’s work is held in public collections across the country, including the Flint Institute of Art, Heckscher Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Whitney Museum of American Art, Woodstock Artists Association.

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  • Creator
    Konrad Cramer (1888-1963, German)
  • Creation Year
    1931
  • Dimensions
    Height: 5.38 in. (13.67 cm)Width: 10.88 in. (27.64 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 1027131stDibs: LU53236842742

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