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WERNER DREWES

American/German, 1899-1985

Composition 217, 1939

oil on canvas
signed with artist's symbol and dated lower left "39", signed on the stretcher "Drewes", inscribed on the reverse
26 x 39 in. (66 x 99.1 cm.), Frame: 27 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 40 1/2 in. (69.9 x 3.2 x 102.9 cm.)

  • Provenance: Private Collection, Germany

    A label from Chicago, Illinois, The Art Institute of Chicago, "American Paintings and Sculpture: Fifty-First Annual Exhibition" is on the reverse.
    Our thanks to Katrina Drewes Steel, granddaughter of the artist, for her assistance cataloging this lot.

    Tags: oil painting, listed artist, modern / contemporary, abstract, geometric, 20th century
  • Condition: lined canvas; very minor scattered restoration apparent under UV particularly in the central blue portion; UV photos available upon request

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