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Werner Drewes    (American/German, 1899-1985)

 Werner Drewes - Forms in Balance (Paintings)
Werner Drewes
Forms in Balance
 
 Werner Drewes - Gambit (Paintings)
Werner Drewes
Gambit 1943
 
 

Biografie
1899 Born July 27, 1899, in Canig, Germany
1919 - 1920 Studied architecture at the Technische Hochschule in Berlin-Charlottenburg and at the Stuttgart School of Arts and Crafts in Stuttgart
1921 - 1922 Studied design at the Bauhaus (Weimar) with Klee, Itten and Schlemmer, Weimar, Germany
1927 - 1928 Studied again at the Bauhaus (Dessau) with Kandisky and Feininger
1930 Emigrated to New York, NY
1934 Drewes met Katherine Dreier, founder of the Societe Anonyme, a circle for sharing ideas about avant-garde art among European and American artists.
1934 - 1936 Taught drawing and printmaking at the Brooklyn Museum, under the auspices of the Federal Art Project.
1936 Became a citizen of the United States and joined the American Artists Congress
1937 Founding member of the American Abstract Artists
1937 - 1940 Instructor in painting, drawing and printmaking, Columbia University, New York, NY
1940 Appointed Director of the Works Progress, Graphic Art Division, New York, NY
1941 - 1942 Technical Supervisor of the Graphic Arts Project of the WPA, New York, NY
1946 Instructor in Design, Institute of Design, Chicago, Chicago, IL
1947 - 1949 Worked with Max Beckmann
1946 - 1965 Professor of Design and Director of First Year Program, School of Fine Arts, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
1965 Retired from teaching and moved to Bucks County, PA
1972 Moved to Reston, VA
1985 Died in Reston, VA

Ausstellungen
2006 Werner Drewes: Paintings and Works on Paper, 1930s through 1980s, Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2004 Edmondson vs. Drewes: Relief vs. Intaglio, Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003 Werner Drewes 1899-1985, Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2003 Werner Drewes: A Bauhaus Artist 1899-1985, Lakewood, CO (solo)
2000 Werner Drewes: Essential Forms, Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1999 Americans and Expatriates: Nonobjective Painting in America 1920-1950, David Findlay Fine Art, New York, NY
1997 Werner Drewes: Facets of Abstraction, Paintings, Woodcuts, Drawings, Collages 1920s to 1980s, Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1996 Werner Drewes: Paintings and Works on Paper, AAA, New York, NY (solo)
1994 - 1995 Werner Drewes: Paintings and Works on Paper, AAA, New York, NY (solo)
1992 Werner Drewes: A Retrospective View, Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1990 Werner Drewes: A Retrospective Exhibition, Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1985 Memorial Exhibition, AAA, New York, NY (solo)
1984 65 Years of Printmaking, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
1984 Werner Drewes: Bauhaus Roots Nurtured in America, Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1965 Retrospective, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (solo)
1959 25th Anniversary National Fine Prints Competition, AAA, New York, NY
1936 Societe Anonyme, Black Mountain College, Asheville, NC
1931 Societe Anonyme, Buffalo, NY
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