Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

Gärtner
1922

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Gärtner
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Watercolour, Indian ink and pencil on blank postcard

15.5 × 10.5 cm / 6 1/8 × 4 1/8 in

verso by the artist signed also by a third hand "32" numbered

The artist’s writing and the address by the artist’s hand to Mr. and Mrs. Professor Curt Herrmann, Pretzfeld b. Bamberg, Franconia on the verso: “Dear Herrmanns, How is it going in Franconia? It still doesn’t want to get warm here. C.H. is probably sitting in the middle of the flowers and working intensively, disgracing us. All the best for the summer and best regards Your SR and Emmy Schmidt-Rottluff”

Expertise

Documented in the archive of the Karl and Emy Schmidt-Rottluff Foundation, Berlin

Provenance

The artist’s studio; Curt & Sophie Herrmann, Charlottenburg/Pretzfeld; Curt & Sophie Herrmann Estate (until 2017)

Exhibitions
  • Galerie Ludorff, "Neuerwerbungen Frühjahr 2018", Dusseldorf 2018
  • Galerie Ludorff, "Schöne Grüße – Künstlerpostkarten", Dusseldorf 2018
Literature
  • Galerie Ludorff, "Drawn World: Zeichnungen von Menzel bis Warhol", Düsseldorf 2019, S. 78
  • Galerie Ludorff, "Schöne Grüße. Künstlerpostkarten", Dusseldorf 2018, p. 74/75

About Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

The expressionist Karl Schmidt-Rottluff was a member of the artist association "Brücke". His works are characterized by a strong spontaneity, which comes from the sketchy style of painting and the partly unpainted areas of the ground, but also from the choice of motifs.

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