Nationality

American

Artist Dates

1871-1956

Title of Work

Gelmeroda

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Date of Work

1920 (printed 1958)

Medium

woodcut

Collection/Provenance

Provenance: James Smith Pierce Collection

Pending Gift from the estate of James Smith Pierce to the Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Displayed

Location

School of Medicine & Health Sciences Building

Additional Information

During the early twentieth century, Feininger traveled between Germany and the United States, bringing new ideas about painting that he learned from the German Expressionists and invigorating modernist art in America. This work reflects the German Expressionists’ commitment to employing traditional materials in new ways—Feininger created a modern, geometric abstraction using a woodcut, one of the oldest printmaking techniques.

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