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Walter Dexel: Constructivist Composition.

Walter Dexel (München 1890 - Braunschweig 1973)

Constructivist Composition.

Lot-No. 259 | Proceeds : 600,00 €  

1972, silk screen in colours, 42,5 x 29 cm, lo. ri. stamp sign. W. Dexel, unframed. - From an edition of 120, after a design of 1926. - Literature: Cat. rais.: Vitt 74. - German painter, graphic artist, designer a. art historian. D. studied 1914-19 art history in Munich, but also took drawing lessons. After WW I he became head of the Jena Kunstverein. He was in contact with the Bauhaus a. exhibited with the avantgardist 'Novembergruppe' in Berlin. Since 1926 he worked as free-lance designer a. taught at the academies a. art schools of Magdeburg, Berlin a. Brunswick. He was temporarily discharged by the Nazis a. some of his artworks were removed from exhibitions as 'degenerate'. Only in 1962 he started working as artist again. After a short cubist period D. developed his typical constructivist style which is characterized by a larger variety of forms a. colours, compared to the artists of 'De Stijl'.

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