This mid 20th century abstract still life in gouache is by Vienna and San Francisco/Bay Area artist, Gustav Friedmann (1897-1982). Friedmann received his art education at the Bauhaus, a German school famous for its combination of fine arts and crafts and principles of design. At Bauhaus Friedmann studied with and under the likes of Kandinsky, Klee, Feininger and Moholy-Nagy. By 1946, in the wake of World War II, he had moved to San Francisco and taught as a professor of art at the California Labor School, an anti-Fascist school that taught a wide variety of courses. Friedmann is most known for the colorful Abstract Expressionist paintings he produced while in San Francisco.
Gouache on Paper Mounted to Board
24"x21.5" framed, 22.5"x20" unframed
Framed in a contemporary wood frame with matte white finish using archival spacers and conservation clear glass. Good vintage condition.