Werner Drewes  (American/German, 1899-1985) 

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Werner Drewes Biography
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
Selected Exhibitions
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
Selected Public Collections
  National Museum of American Artists, Smithsonian, Washington, DC
  San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
  Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
  Mitchner Museum, Doylestown, PA
  Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
  Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, MA
  Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA
  Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  National Gallery, Washington, DC
  Library of Congress, Washington, DC
  Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

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