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1965 Photolithograph Wols A O Wolfgang Schulze Nearby Star Astre Proche Art WOL1

1965 Photolithograph Wols A O Wolfgang Schulze Nearby Star Astre Proche Art WOL1

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"Nearby Star" ("Astre Proche")

This is an original 1965 color photolithograph of a c.1944 watercolor painting by Wols, the pseudonym of artist, Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze. Please note that the dimensions given are for the printed area and border. The print with border is mounted in a white slipcover frame that measures approx. 11" X 12.5" which is not visible on the digital image.


This 49+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There are a few very faint blemishes on the print border.

  • Product Type: Orig. Photolithograph; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 7 x 9 inches; 18 x 23 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 Schulze, Alfred Otto Wolfgang. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.

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.

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