Alexei Jawlensky (Russian, 1864-1941)
Oil and pencil on textured cardboard 
9-3/4 x 8-1/4 in. (24.8 x 21.0 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection 
Accession Number:
© Norton Simon Museum 
Not on View

In 1916, Emmy Scheyer attended an exhibition where she saw paintings by Jawlensky, including one entitled "The Hunchback," dated 1911. She was so overwhelmed by his work that she resolved to meet the artist; in turn, she initiated a friendship that would last until his death 24 years later. Jawlensky painted this version of "The Hunchback" for Scheyer as a keepsake.


The artist, gift December 1917 to;
Galka Scheyer;
Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena, 1953-1954;
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena,1954-1975;
Norton Simon Museum, 1975.

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