1966 Print Emil Nolde Sunflowers Watercolor Expressionism Modern Botanical Art

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This is an original 1966 color print of "Sunflowers."

Emil Nolde

Emil Nolde (1867-1956) was primarily an expressionist painter and printmaker native to Germany. His works were often abstract and representative of his dreams. He painted with a visual passion, which was often reflected in his color selections. His works were creative, spontaneous, symbolic and emotional. For a period of about six years, Nolde actually taught at the Museum of Industrial Arts on St. Gall in Switzerland. However, after returning to Germany during the 1930s, Nolde became the only German expressionist artist (at the time) to join the wrathful Third Reich. However, by 1941, he was arbitrarily shunned by the ruling German government and was forbidden to paint, have his paintings displayed (as they once were in many German museums) or sell his works. He quickly sought refuge near his hometown in Seebull, where kind locals traded food for his paintings. Fearing the invasive and powerful German Reich, Nolde strayed from his usual oil paintings in lieu of the less odorous medium of watercolors. Albeit in secret, Nolde continued to paint until his death.

CONDITION

This 45+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Color Print; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.25 x 12.25 inches; 23 x 31 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Nolde, Emil. There is no visible artist signature.

Keywords specific to this image: Floral, Flowers, Watercolour Paintings

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