Willi Baumeister

Scheinrelief WVZ SP/B 151

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Five-color lithograph on handmade paper in folder Sheet size 64,00 x 76,50 cm Image size 49,00 x 65,00 cm Signed at bottom left by Margarete Baumeister; inscribed in German on back right: "Willi Baumeister's last lithograph, drawn on the stone in August 1

Willi Baumeister
Werkkatalog der Druckgraphik
[Catalogue Raisonné of the Prints]

Willi Baumeister (Stuttgart 1889–1955 Stuttgart).

Studied at the Stuttgart Akademie under Adolf Hoelzel; became friends with Oskar Schlemmer; met Le Corbusier, Fernand Léger, and Ozenfant in Paris in 1924. 1928-1933: instructor at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. Prohibited from pursuing his profession in 1933; prohibited from exhibiting in 1941. 1946–55: professor at the Stuttgart Akademie.

We are pleased to be able to present the last lithograph completed by Willi Baumeister shortly before his death in August 1955 as an exclusive Collector’s Edition. This brilliantly composed, strikingly colored print was made in 1964 from stones prepared by the artist, characterized by islands of yellow, red, and light-blue against a whitish-gray ground. The numbered prints have been certified by Margarete Baumeister and bear the printer’s stamp and the signature of Erich Mönch, director of the printing shop at the Stuttgart Akademie, on the reverse.

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