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Abstraction No. 7 (Composition VII)

Werner Drewes

Abstraction No. 7 (Composition VII)

1934

woodcut

Image size 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches (241 x 318 mm)

Edition 20, proof impression

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This proof impression, distinguished from the printed edition by the richly textured black background, is Number 7 of the artist's celebrated portfolio of 10 woodcuts entitled "It Can't Happen Here". In 1930, Drewes moved from Nazi Germany, where intellectual repression had become law, to New York City. The series, among the earliest pure abstractions created in the United States, is Drewes' affirmation of the artistic freedom enjoyed in this country which he so cherished. Drewes was a student and lifelong friend of the renowned artist and Bauhaus teacher Wassily Kandinsky, whose influence is clearly seen in this landmark work.