This 1968 oil on canvas painting is by Swiss-American fine artist Kurt Oscar Weber (1938-2011). Weber primarily worked in sculpture and painting. He also worked in several genres of art including German Expressionism, Abstract Expressionism, Color fielding, and Figuration. He is known for his international solo and group exhibitions primarily presented in the US, France, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. He maintained studios in Emeryville, California and in Uerikonnear Lake Zurich for over 30 years.
Weber's oeuvre consists of four distinct genres: Late German Expressionism, which reveals his close scrutiny of Max Beckmann, E. L. Kirchner, and Emile Nolde. Abstract Expressionist works salute Jackson Pollock, Conrad Marca-Relli, Arshille Gorky, and Philip Guston. Figuration nods to Eric Fischl and Egon Schiele. Weber's expansive Colorfields reflect his respect for fellow Bay Area artist, Richard Diebenkorn, as well as Helen Frankenthaler, Ad Reinhardt, and Barnett Newman.
1968 Oil on Canvas 20.5"x16.5" framed, 20"x16" unframed
Signed and dated on the back. Framed in a hand-built silver leaf lath frame. Excellent vintage condition.