American modernist drawing – West New York – 1913
Modernist pencil sketch on paper by American modernist 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 sketch titled ‘West NY’ depicts buildings and trees with a hillside in the background. It was created in 1913, the year Bluemner exhibited at the Armory Show.
Measures 5″ x 7.75″ sight size, and 9.25″ x 11.25″ x 1″ overall including framing.