Entitled Gretchen When My, this mid to late 20th century gouache on paper abstracted portrait 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.
Mid-Late 20th Century Gouache on Paper 18.5"x15.5" framed, 17"x14" unframed
Framed in a contemporary wood frame with an open-grain black finish using archival spacers behind conservation clear glass. Excellent vintage condition.