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The Road Ahead V

© Estate of Claire Wagner Kosterlitz

The Road Ahead V

Artist: Claire Wagner Kosterlitz (American, born Germany, 1903–1997)
Culture: American
Date: 1960s
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
Image/sheet: 22 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches (57.2 x 39.4 cm)
Mat: 28 x 22 inches (71.1 x 55.9 cm)
Classification: Drawing
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Ruth Kosterlitz Rider
Label Text:Kosterlitz's works show the response of a German émigré painter to her American surroundings in New York and New Jersey. Kosterlitz studied watercolor painting at the Bauhaus, the preeminent school of modernist art and architecture that operated in Germany from 1919 to 1933. Among the teachers at the Bauhaus were Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee (with whom Kosterlitz studied watercolor). Upon moving to the United States, Kosterlitz spent most of her life in Morristown, New Jersey. The effects of her German background and education at the Bauhaus can be seen in The Road Ahead V, which exhibits a childlike playfulness with an interest in geometry and precision.
Object number: 2006.3.2