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Alexander Kanoldt (1881-1939)
Alexander Kanoldt (1881-1939)

Garten I

Alexander Kanoldt (1881-1939)
Garten I
signed 'A. Kanoldt' (lower left)
oil on board
19 3/4 x 28 in. (50.2 x 71 cm.)
Painted in 1910
Hofrat Theodor Brodersen.
Anonymous sale, Bukowskis, Stockholm, 27 November 1996, lot 274.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Munich, Moderne Galerie, Die Neue Künstlervereinigung, Turnus 1910-1911, September 1910, no. 63; this exhibition later travelled to Mannheim, Karlsruhe; Hagen; Berlin, Galerie Paul Cassirer, January - February 1911; Leipzig, Dresden, Galerie Arnold; Munich, Weimar; Berlin, Neue Secession.
Helsingfors, Atheneum, Deutsche Kunst, 1922.
Munich, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Der Blaue Reiter und das Neue Bild, July - October 1999, no. 140, p. 345 (illustrated pl. 87).

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Lot Essay

Dr. Michael Koch, Munich, has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

Alexander Kanoldt is best known for his work of the 1920s and his contribution to the Neue Sachlichkeit movement. Paintings from as early as 1910 are rare. With its vivid colours and free handling of paint the present early work relates closely to Jawlensky and the Fauve artists whose work Kanoldt had seen for the first time at the second exhibition of the Neue Künstlervereinigung München in 1910. In 1912 Kanoldt was to write of Jawlensky, "that he owed him much thanks for his own development" (Exh. cat., Alexander Kanoldt, Freiburg im Breisgau, 1987, p. 18).

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