Konrad Cramer, ‘Nude with "N"’, 1949, Hollis Taggart Galleries

Signature: Signed, titled, and dated verso: "KONRAD CRAMER/NUDE WITH "N"/1949"

Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, Edith C. Blum Institute, Milton and Sally Avery Center for the Arts, The Bard College Center, "Konrad Cramer: A Retrospective," November 21, 1981-January 24, 1982, no. 37.

Gail Levin, "Konrad Cramer: A Retrospective" (New York: The Bard College Center, 1981), p. 56 (illus.).
Tom Michael Wolf, "Konrad Cramer: His Art and His Context," PhD diss., New York University, 1985, p. 175; fig. 339 (illus.).

Estate of the artist
Zabriskie Gallery
Private collection, New York

About Konrad Cramer

Konrad Cramer was an active painter, photographer, printer, and illustrator. Drawing influence from Blaue Reiter members Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc, his early work embodied the abstraction and movement of German Expressionism, a style that he helped spread in the United States as a founder of the Woodstock Art Association. Cramer later moved towards a cubist-realist style, the geometry of his landscapes and still lifes of fruits and household objects revealing the influence of Paul Cézanne and folk art. A close comrade of Alfred Stieglitz, Cramer is considered an early pioneer of American modernism.

American, 1888-1963, Wurzburg, Germany