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Werner Drewes

American, 1899-1985

Werner Drewes was a painter, printmaker, and teacher, who was born in Canig, Germany, in 1899. His father, a Lutheran Minister, hoped he would become an architect, but Werner chose the life of an artist. After he served on the front line in France during the war, Werner was admitted to the Bauhaus in 1921, where he studied under Klee, Itten, and Muche. Later, he traveled through Europe to study such old masters as Tintoretto, Velasquez and El Greco. After marrying Margaret Schrobsdorff, they traveled throughout South America, North America and Asia. In 1930, Werner immigrated to New York City with his family. In New York City, despite the Depression, Werner joined other Bauhaus artists such as Piet Mondrian and Lyonel Feininger to make a living as an artist. This group became the core of the American Abstract Artists group. Werner taught at Columbia University, worked on the design of the 1939 World's Fair building, and had shows at the Museum of Modern Art, Kleeman Gallery, and elsewhere. In 1946, he accepted a tenured position at the Washington University in St. Louis. In his later years, he moved to Virginia and continued to show at galleries in Germany, Turkey, and in the United States. The Smithsonian held a show attributing his 65 years as a printmaker at the Museum for American Artists.

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Creator: Werner Drewes
Werner Drewes Bauhaus Artist Color Woodblock, 1977, White Storm Cloud
By Werner Drewes
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Original color woodblock print by Werner Drewes. In excellent condition. Unframed. Image measures 11 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches. Pencil Signed and Dated: Proo...
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Late 20th Century Werner Drewes

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Werner Drewes Bauhaus Artist Color Woodblock, 1956, Mysterious Forest
By Werner Drewes
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Original color woodblock print by Werner Drewes. In excellent condition. Unframed. Image measures: 9 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches. Pencil signed and dated. Numb...
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Werner Drewes Bauhaus Artist Color Woodblock, 1964, Grand Canyon
By Werner Drewes
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Original color woodblock print by Werner Drewes. In excellent condition. Unframed. Image measures: 11 1/8 x 22 7/8 inches. Pencil signed and dated lower right. Numbered in pencil...
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Late 20th Century Werner Drewes

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Woodblock Print of Sailboats
By Werner Drewes
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This Mid-20th century woodcut of mored sail boats is by Werner Drewes and is titled "Calm Morning". The piece is number 168 of 200 and is pencil signed by...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Werner Drewes

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Werner Drewes Bauhaus Artist Color Woodblock, 1975, Enterlocked Forms
By Werner Drewes
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Original color woodblock print by Werner Drewes. In excellent condition. Unframed. Image measures 9 1/8 x 21 inches. Pencil signed and dated lower right. Edition size in pencil lower left: #3 of 30. (13) R-341 Werner Drewes (1899-1985) Werner Drewes, painter, printmaker, and teacher was born in Canig, Germany in 1899. His father, a Lutheran Minister, hoped he would become and architect but Werner chose the life of an artist. After he served on the front line in France during the war, Werner was admitted to the Bauhaus in 1921 where he studied under Klee, Itten, and Muche. Later, he traveled through Europe to study such old masters as Tintoretto, Velasque, and El Greco. After marrying Margaret Schrobsdorff, they traveled throughout South America, North America, and Asia. In 1930, Werner immigrated to New York City with his family. In New York City, despite the Depression, Werner joined other Bauhaus artists...
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Late 20th Century Werner Drewes

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Werner Drewes Bauhaus Artist Color Woodblock, 1973, The Green Moon
By Werner Drewes
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Original color woodblock print by Werner Drewes. In excellent condition. Unframed. Image measures 18 7/8 x 11 1/4 inches. Pencil signed and dated lower right. Edition size in pen...
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Werner Drewes Modernist American Painting, Southwest Subject, 1947
By Werner Drewes
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Werner Drewes (1899-1985) oil on canvas, 1947 Titled: “Adobe Village” Measures: 15 ½ x 36 Frame: 21 x 42 Signed lower left and also on the verso In e...
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