Kraushaar Galleries

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Over the last 130 years, Kraushaar Galleries, founded in 1885, has a long history of exhibiting works on paper. Early shows included prints by European artists, which then expanded to include drawings and watercolors by Seurat, Picasso, Manet and Redon, among others. By the second decade of the 20th century the Galleries’ focus was increasingly American with watercolor and drawing exhibitions by the contemporaries Maurice Prendergast, John Sloan, William Glackens, Gifford Beal, Charles Demuth, William and Marguerite Zorach and Guy Pène du Bois. Its commitment to works on paper continues with recent shows by contemporary artists including Catherine Drabkin gouaches and Lee Walton system drawings while continuing its expertise in historical material. Recent historical works on paper exhibitions include Marsden Hartley, Drawings; Dorothy Dehner, The Creative Process, 1930 – 1950; and Figuratively Considered – Works on Paper by Selected Artists Who Participated in the 1913 “International Exhibition of Modern Art”.

Kraushaar Galleries is a new exhibitor at MASTER DRAWINGS. Its presentation will include works by Thomas Anshutz, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Edward Hopper, Marguerite Zorach, John Heliker and William Kienbusch among other American artists. A featured drawing will be Dorothy Dehner’s 1949 surreal The Courtship. Her works from the later 1940s and early 1950s are rarely seen and explore the personal and experimental yet vital and bold nature of her early years as an artist. Dehner’s visual vocabulary has diverse influences ranging from her experience as a serious dancer to the freedom and personal autonomy of the emerging abstract movement. This was further reinforced by her exposure to the European avant-garde during a 1925 trip to Paris, her study with Jan Matulka, and her friendship with John Graham. These sources combined to produce works that fuse aspects of cubism, surrealist abstraction and gestural elements. This drawing, made during the last years of her marriage to David Smith, documents both the love and the marital struggles in symbolic and at times surreal iconography.”

Kraushaar Galleries
15 East 71st Street #2B
New York, NY 10021

Telephone: + 1 212 288 2558


Facebook: @KraushaarGalleries
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Dorothy Dehner (1901 – 1994)
Balloon Ascension #3: Dithyrambe Played by the Ashraf 1947
ink on paper
445 x 660 mm (17.5 x 26 in)

Anne Ryan (1889 – 1954)
Untitled (#267), circa 1948-54
collage on paper
165 x 124 mm (6.5 x 4.875 in)

Louis Mathieu Verdilhan (1875 – 1928)
watercolor and graphite on paper
171 x 203 mm (6.75 x 8 in)

Preston Dickinson (1889 – 1930)
Japanese Girl(aka: Japanese Head), circa 1915-17
watercolor with pencil and ink on paper
152 x 124 mm (6 x 4.875 in)

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Saturday 26 January to Saturday 2 February 2019

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