Flowers in a Vase

Flowers in a Vase
Artist:
Emil Nolde (German, 1867-1956)
Date:
1920 - 1940  
Medium:
Watercolor on paper 
Dimensions:
13-1/8 x 17-7/8 in. (33.3 x 45.4 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Museum, Gift of E. Jack and Gerry B. Wilcox 
Accession Number:
P.1999.02 
Copyright:
 
Not on View
Description

Nolde worked in a furniture factory, then became an art student and studied briefly in Paris in 1899. His first one-man exhibit in Dresden in 1905 brought him to the attention of the Brücke artists, and in 1906 he joined their group for a brief period. Nolde was honored by a major retrospective in 1927, but ten years later the Nazis declared his art "degenerate" and confiscated more than 1,000 of his works. Forbidden to paint in 1941, he secretly painted small watercolors, which he named his "unpainted pictures."

Provenance:

Stiftung Seebüll Ada und Emil Nolde, sold 1960 to;
[Galerie Vömel, Düsseldorf].
Mrs. Ilse Goodman, New York, probably after 1960, by descent to daughter;
Gerry B. Wilcox, Burbank, 1995, gift 1999 to;
Norton Simon Museum.

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