This is an original 1965 black and white lithograph of a c.1941 drawing by Wols, the pseudonym of artist, Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze.
This 49+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.
This piece was illustrated by Schulze, Alfred Otto Wolfgang. There is no visible artist signature.
Wolfgang Wols (Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze)
Wolfgang Wols (Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze) (1913-1951) was a German-born artist primarily active in France. His artistic stylings first came about when he studied photography at the Reiman-Schule, the Berlin School of Applied Arts around 1930. He began his career as a portrait photographer; however, his works generated such enthusiasm and inspiration that he was commissioned to photograph the 1937 Paris World Exhibition (also referred to as the Paris WorldÕs Fair or the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne). Then, upon the onset of World War II, Wols was sent to an internment camp near Aix-en-Provence. One of the lucky few, Wols was able to escape the camp in 1940 and fled to Cassis near Marseilles. It was here that Wols immersed himself in drawings and watercolor paintings. Despite his lack of formal art education, WolsÕ works were exhibited at the Galerie Drouin and others. Wols was most recognized for his abstract paintings, graphic art designs and portrait photography.