Jan Wiegers woodcuts for sale

Dutch, 1893-1959

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Russian Couple Dancing -  WIEGERS

Russian Couple Dancing
Woodcut printed in colors, 1921, Extremely rare; proofs only. 13 x 10 1/2 in. The print is signed and dated in pencil. It's a fine impression printed on a heavy wove paper in very good condition. (Faint foxing in the margins.) The sheet is full and untrimmed, watermark CIVICA HUBER FRERES WINTERTHUR SUISSE CORONA. This is a masterful example of Wiegers' work done just after he moved to Davos, Switzerland and was living near Kirchner. A color variation of our print in the Groninger Museum (Holland) is illustrated on page 161 of De Ceremoniemeester Heeft Het Spel Laten Beginnen (2002). Wiegers is the key figure in the development of the de Ploeg group of artists working in Holland during the 1920s and 1930s. His important connection to Kirchner is more fully discussed in the recent publication, "Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Friends; Expressionism from the Swiss Alps," by Stutzer, Vitali, et al.(2007). This book accompanied an exhibition by this name in Germany and Holland. (See pages 228-254.)

The Chess Players -  WIEGERS

The Chess Players
Woodcut, circa 1925, edition unknown. 19 1/4 x 15 1/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on fairly thin Japanese paper. The margins are wide and the condition is good. This large woodcut is illustrated on page 131 of the 2002 Groninger Museum retrospective catalog of Wiegers work, "De Ceremoniemeester Heeft Het Spel Laten Beginnen." This is a later printing from the block, probably done in the 1950s.

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