Nov 16, 2021 - Sale 2588

Sale 2588 - Lot 50

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500

Watercolor, oil and gouache on thin laid paper, 1959. 640x890 mm; 25 1/4x35 1/4 inches. Signed and dated in crayon, lower right recto.

Provenance: Private collection, Chicago.

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 WPA alongside artists such as Stuart Davis (1892-1964) and Byron Browne (1907-1961). 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 remainder of his career.