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Lot 37: Konrad Cramer, (American; 1888 - 1963), Two Dancers, Casein on board, 16" x 20"

Fine Art & Design Auction

Platinum House

by Ripley Auctions

January 24, 2013

Indianapolis, IN, USA

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  • Konrad Cramer, (American; 1888 - 1963), Two Dancers, Casein on board, 16
  • Konrad Cramer, (American; 1888 - 1963), Two Dancers, Casein on board, 16
  • Konrad Cramer, (American; 1888 - 1963), Two Dancers, Casein on board, 16
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Description: Konrad Cramer
(American; 1888 - 1963)
Two Dancers
Casein on board
1954. Estate Stamp, Date & Title verso.

A painter of abstraction including numerous still lifes and non-objective work, he became one of America's earliest modernist painters who founded and directed the Woodstock, New York Art Association and the Woodstock School of Painting. In painting style, he was one of the more radical artists working there, adapting cubism to the local landscape.

He divided his time between Woodstock and Manhattan and was highly prominent in progressive art circles. He was a close friend of Alfred Stieglitz, who interested him in photography, and this led to Cramer's directing and teaching at The Woodstock School of Miniature Photography. He was also a skillful illustrator and textile designer.

He was born in Wurtzburg, Germany, and was early influenced by the Munich expressionists called der "Blaue Reiter," translated "Blue Rider." The group was founded by Wassily Kandinsky and was the avant-garde art movement of its day. Cramer used oil, watercolor, and ink in a loose, free flowing style that depicted fish, nudes and other objects. From that subject matter, he switched to Cubism, inspired by Cezanne's planes of light.

In 1911, he married an American art student and emigrated to America, where he began his distinguished career. In 1913, he established his American reputation with a pioneering series of abstract paintings. His post World War I style became a fusion of European modernism with imagery of American culture such as common household objects in his still lifes.

His work is in numerous museums including the Phoenix Art Museum in Arizona.
16" x 20"

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