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JOHN VON WICHT Harbor Scene.
Oil and wash on Japan paper, circa 1945. 630x865 mm; 24 3/4x34 inches. Signed in crayon, lower right recto.
With--Kleeman Galleries Exhibition, watercolor on Japan paper, circa 1946. 150x104 mm; 5 7/8x4 1/8 inches. Signed in watercolor, lower sheet edge.
Ex-collection private collection, New York.
Von Wicht (1888-1970) was born in Germany and studied at the Bauhaus in Weimar. He immigrated to the United States in the 1930s, settling in New York and working under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration alongside artists such as Stuart Davis and Byron Browne. By the 1940s, Von Wicht was among to first wave of New York-based artists to embrace Abstract Expressionism, to which he adhered throughout the rest of his career.