Saxophone by Albert Urban

Saxophone by Albert Urban

Saxophone

Albert Urban

Title

Saxophone

 
Artist

Albert Urban

  1909 - 1959 (biography)
Year
1945  
Technique
color serigraph 
Image Size
17 x 12" image 
Signature
lower right within image, ink 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
dated in ink lower right 
Reference
 
Paper
ivory wove "International Mimeo Script" watermarked paper. 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
14827 
Price
$450.00 
Description

Albert Urban was born in Frankfurt, Germany on 22 July 1909. He studied at the Kunstschule in Frankfurt, Germany with Max Beckmann and Willi Baumeister. With Hitler's rise to power, Urban was one of many artists whose work was condemned by the Nazis. His work was confiscated and included in the 'Degenerate Art' exhibition in Munich in 1937. After he was forbidden to paint and exiled, he fled to London before moving permanently to New York in 1940.

With the idea of making his work affordable to the general public, Urban began working with the medium of serigraphy in 1942. He produced a number of small four and five color screenprints and he and his wife, artist Rita "Reva" Rosenbaum Urban, opened the Urban Gallery, featuring serigraphy, from 1954 to 1956.

"Saxophone" was done in 1945 in a small, unstated edition. An abstracted saxophonist plays a baritone sax while other elements of the band subtly form the surround of the composition.

 

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