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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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10,800 EUR

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12,000 EUR
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Munich, Germany
123000648

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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).
[KT].

• 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
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PROVENANCE:
Private collection USA.
Private collection Lower Saxony (acquired in 2020).

EXHIBITION:
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.

LITERATURE:
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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