German painter Josef Maria Schröder (1886–1965) was confronted with all the adversities and deprivations of the war years and the interwar period. A temporary exhibition ban, cancelled commissions, dire financial straits and a general lack of support for the arts made him a representative of the “Lost Generation.” With this release of Schröder’s first monograph, his striking and highly stylized paintings, drawings and abstract works can finally be appreciated. His early artistic explorations culminated in a ballpoint-pen technique that he developed from 1950 on. These later works integrated a wide range of artistic styles from the first half of the 20th-century to produce intensely luminous abstract compositions of a surrealist cast. Until the death of his daughter in 2008, Schröder’s works were never shown or sold. Post Fine Arts acquired the work from the estate in 2012, and by exhibiting the work have brought public recognition to an artist whose work deserves to be seen.
6 ½ x 9 ½ in. / 160 pp / 150 b&w and color
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