Carl Wuermer (1900-1983), Winter Silence, Oil on canvas, Dimensions: 25 x 30 inches, actual; 31 ¾ x 36 ¼, framed, Signed lower right: Carl Wuermer.
Provenance: Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, New York (label on verso); Private Collection, Vermont
Exhibited: ‘Painting in the United States, 1946,’ Carnegie Institute, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, October 10- December 8, 1946
Known for his precisely rendered landscape paintings; Carl Wuermer utilized a paintings technique similar to French pointillism. Born and raised in Munich, Germany, Wuermer immigrated to the United States in 1915, settling in Chicago. He studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1920 to 1924, and then later studied with W.J. Reynolds, and at the Art Students League. He was active in the art community and was member of the Grand Central Art Gallery, the Allied Artists of America, Hudson Valley Art Association, and the Woodstock Art Association. Wuermer exhibited extensively throughout his career at venues such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Salons of America, Corcoran Gallery, Buck Hill Falls Art Association, and solo shows at the Grand Central Art Gallery in 1930, 1934, 1938, and 1943. His works are found in Amherst College, Eleutherian Mills- Hagley Museum, High Museum of Art, IBM Corporation, Encyclopedia Britannica Collection of American Art, Royal Globe Company, London; and the Syracuse University.
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