Jun 13, 2019 - Sale 2513

Sale 2513 - Lot 81

Price Realized: $ 3,500
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Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
MAX WEBER
Seated Nude.

Pen and dark brownish black ink on tan wove paper, circa 1910-12. 375x287 mm; 14 3/4x11 1/4 inches. Signed in ink, lower right recto.

Ex-collection private collection, Alabama.

Acquired Swann Auction Galleries, June 9, 2011, sale 2250, lot 122.

Born in Russia, Weber (1881-1961) emigrated to the United States in 1891 and settled in Brooklyn. After studying with Arthur Wesley Dow at the Pratt Institute, he spent time in Paris training at the Académie Julian from 1905-06, with Henri Matisse and Henri Laurens. By the end of the decade, he had entered the circle of Guillaume Apollinaire and Pablo Picasso, and became an early practitioner of Cubism; he was one of the main proponents of the Cubist movement among American artists during the first half of the 20th century.