20 Abstract Expressionists Who Made Sculptures and Ceramics
This untitled, sculptural watercolor piece is a study done by the abstract expressionist sculptor and painter, Herbert Ferber. In overall good condition. Not laid down on mounting but tacked at all four corners. Small abrasion in the lower right quadrant
Signature: Signed on the lower right recto.
Herbert Ferber was an abstract expressionist sculptor associated with The Irascibles, a group of artists who protested the lack of abstract art in a Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition in 1950. He is one of the American artists who rejected the then conventional idea that sculpture should be comprised of solid masses; instead, Ferber created open, airy forms that in his own words “pierced” space. Throughout the 1930s, Ferber worked primarily with carved wood and stone in a figurative style, but he stopped making wood sculptures in the mid-1940s. Inspired by Henry Moore, Ferber began experimenting with steel-reinforced concrete and abstract forms. He is credited with creating one of the earliest environmental sculptures in 1960. Ferber was also an accomplished painter; he applied abstract motifs to the relief-like bases of his sculptures.