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Art (1945-contemporary) > Figurative Painting (40s-60s ) Max Peiffer Watenphul - Biography

Max Peiffer Watenphul - Oil on canvas

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Kanal in Venedig. 1947.
Oil on canvas.
Lower right monogrammed and dated. Numbered "12" in red on the reverse. 49 x 67 cm (19.2 x 26.3 in).

• In 1946, Peiffer Watenphul fled to Venice, where he created his atmospheric depictions of the lagoon city.
• As a student at the Bauhaus in 1919, Peiffer Watenphul attended courses with Johannes Itten and became friends with Oskar Schlemmer, Wassily Kandinksy and Josef Albers.
• As early as 1920, he was signed by the famous gallery owner Alfred Flechtheim.
• Peiffer Watenphul's works can be found in, among others, the Museum Folkwang, Essen, the Bavarian State Painting Collections, Munich, and the Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal

Private collection USA.
Private collection Lower Saxony (acquired in 2020).

Max Peiffer Watenphul, Galleria del Cavallino, July 31 - August 14, 1948 (illu.).
Max Peiffer Watenphul, Galleria d'Arte La Medusa, Naples, December 1 - 20, 1949 (illu.).
Gabriele Münter und Max Peiffer Watenphul, Central Collecting Point, Munich, 1952.

Grace Watenphul Pasqualucci, Alessandra Pasqualucci, Max Peiffer Watenphul. Catalogue raisonné, vol. 1: Gemälde - Aquarelle, Cologne 1989, no. G 379 (illu.; mentioned for 1948).
Bernhard Degenhart , Im Zeichen des Blauen Reiters. Ausstellungen Kubin, Münter und Peiffer Watenphul, in: Die Presse, July 5, 1952 (illu.).

In good condition. With a few small expertly retouched spots, especially in the left area of the image. Subtle, barely noticeable craquelure.
For information concerning the condition, please view the high resolution image / backside image.

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