Paul Kelpe, ‘Collage Construction’, 1936, Addison Rowe Gallery
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Paul Kelpe

Collage Construction, 1936

Pencil and collage on paper
13 1/2 × 17 1/4 in
34.3 × 43.8 cm
$40,000 - 50,000
Location
Santa Fe
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About the work
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed & dated: lower left
Paul Kelpe
American (German born), 1902–1985
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Greatly influenced by European modernism, Paul Kelpe became known in the United States for his two- and three-dimensional abstract works. Kelpe studied art in Germany, and his signature style was built upon constructivism and cubism; he also admired the works of Wassily Kandinsky, El Lissitsky, Naum Gabo, and Kurt Schwitters. Kelpe is known for his geometric forms and careful application of paint that left no visible brushstrokes. He was also among the earliest American artists to make constructions combining painting and found objects. In the 1930s, shortly after moving to the United States, Kelpe worked as a muralist for the WPA, during which time he incorporated representational, machine-like motifs into his work to reflect the popular preference for realism.

Paul Kelpe, ‘Collage Construction’, 1936, Addison Rowe Gallery
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About the work
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed & dated: lower left
Paul Kelpe
American (German born), 1902–1985
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Greatly influenced by European modernism, Paul Kelpe became known in the United States for his two- and three-dimensional abstract works. Kelpe studied art in Germany, and his signature style was built upon constructivism and cubism; he also admired the works of Wassily Kandinsky, El Lissitsky, Naum Gabo, and Kurt Schwitters. Kelpe is known for his geometric forms and careful application of paint that left no visible brushstrokes. He was also among the earliest American artists to make constructions combining painting and found objects. In the 1930s, shortly after moving to the United States, Kelpe worked as a muralist for the WPA, during which time he incorporated representational, machine-like motifs into his work to reflect the popular preference for realism.

Paul Kelpe

Collage Construction, 1936

Pencil and collage on paper
13 1/2 × 17 1/4 in
34.3 × 43.8 cm
$40,000 - 50,000
Location
Santa Fe
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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