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Lot 32: Emil Nolde German, 1867-1956 Marsh Landscape Near Utenwarf (Green and Blue), circa 1920
May 19, 2009
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Marsh Landscape Near Utenwarf (Green and Blue), circa 1920
Signed Nolde (lr)
Watercolor on thin Japan paper
13 3/4 x 17 inches (35 x 43.2 cm)
Galerie Rudolf Hoffmann, Hamburg, Germany
(With) Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York, as Green and Blue, no. WCA 3847, acquired from the above April 1968
Private collection, New York, acquired from the above December 1968
Private collection, New York, gift from the above
Private collection, New York, gift from the above, 1976
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Dr. Manfred Reuther of the Nolde Stiftung, Seebull and is accompanied by a photo-certificate of authenticity.
Rejected for admission by the Munich Academy of Fine Arts in 1898, Emil Nolde took private classes in painting for three years and made a point of visiting galleries is Munich and Paris to familiarize himself with currents in contemporary art. The very personal style that he developed in this period was characterized by vigorous brushwork and brilliant color, which clearly allied his work with German Expressionism. In 1906 and 1907 he was a member of the revolutionary Expressionist group Die Brcke; then, in the years from 1908 through 1910 he joined the Berlin Secession. Finally, he exhibited with Kandinsky's Der Blaue Reiter group in 1912, after which he gave up all such associations.
Nolde was a gifted watercolorist, noted both for vivid floral still lifes and for brooding, stormy landscapes, such as this work.
Old tear, most likely done by Nolde, in the upper right corner area, repaired.
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