Description

    KARL KNATHS(American 1891-1971)
    Number Seven -- Saul, 1948
    Oil on canvas
    60 x 40 inches (152.4 X 101.6 cm)
    Signed at lower right: Karl Knaths

    Provenance:
    Paul Rosenberg & Company (New York);
    Private collection (Dallas, Texas)

    Exhibition:
    Four American Expressionists, at five venues from 1959-1960: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, January 14 - March 1; Currier Gallery of Art, NH, April 8 - May 10; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (Colorado), May 24 - June 30; Columbus Gallery of Art, Ohio, July 15 - August 30; and the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Texas, November 22 - January 3

    Literature:
    Whitney Museum of American Art, Four American Expressionists, New York, 1959, p.11

    An American modernist, Karl Knaths worked primarily in a cubist aesthetic, closely to that of Cezanne. Knaths was one of the most theoretical painters of his time and his compositions, like the above, were harnessed to a complex set of mathematical and geometrical relations. Knaths moved to Provincetown, Massachusetts, where he exhibited regularly with the Provincetown Art Association. There Knaths drew repeatedly from his surroundings often depicting fishermen, boats in the harbor, and deer in landscape. He also found inspiration, however, in American folklore and religion. The above example, Number Seven -- Saul, is from a series inspired by Old Testament, including Number Zero -- Adam, which is currently in the Albright-Knox Collection.



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    Overall good condition normal signs of wear as appropriate with age

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