American modernist drawing -Belleville, NY
Early American modernist charcoal drawing by Oscar Bluemner.
Oscar Florianus Bluemner, (1867-1938), was an important early American modernist artist working our of New York in the early 1900’s. Bluemner had close ties to Alfred Stieglitz and exhibited at the 1913 Armory Show. He traveled extensively in Europe and studied with many avant garde of his time.
Bluemner was a prolific artist constantly traveling around the New York area creating sketches of the landscapes he saw, often writing notes on what he saw on both the front and backs of these sketches, particularly noting the colors.
This work is a charcoal on paper, depicting buildings on a bluff in Belleville, New York. It is marked ‘Aug 11-17’.
Measures 4.75″ x 7.5″ sight size, and 14″ x 17″ x 1″ overall including framing.