Skinner

Auctioneers and Appraisers

Konrad Cramer (German/American, 1888-1963) Cliché-verre Portrait of a Young Woman

Auction:
2778B
Lot:
159
Sold for:
$615$500

social_share

Inquire

Tabs

About

Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2778B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 23, 2015 12:00PM

Description:

Konrad Cramer (German/American, 1888-1963)

Cliché-verre Portrait of a Young Woman, 1940s. Signed "KONRAD CRAMER/WOODSTOCK NY." in pencil on the mount below the image l.r. Gelatin silver print, image/sheet size 9 7/8 x 6 1/8 in. (25.0 x 15.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Mounted, silver mirroring at edges, not examined out of frame.

Provenance: Estate of the artist.

N.B. One of America's first modernist painters, Konrad Cramer developed an aesthetic that fused American ideologies with the European artistic movements of Modernism and Cubism. He worked in a variety of mediums and created compositions that incorporated abstraction with traditional formats such as the still life. In 1911, Cramer emigrated from Germany to New York City where he became involved with the American modernists and formed a close friendship with photographer Alfred Stieglitz. In the mid-1930s, he took up photography himself, embracing experimental techniques, including solarization. Cramer lived and worked in both Manhattan and the Catskill artists' colony in Woodstock, New York.
Estimate $500-700


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Konrad Cramer, New York City, Germany, Alfred Stieglitz, Woodstock

Departments

Specialists