Sale: 395 / Modern Art / Side lines of the German Avantgarde, Oct. 19. 2012 in Munich Lot 17

 
Alois Erbach - Überführung


 
17
Alois Erbach
Überführung, 1920.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 600 / $ 714
Sold:
€ 2,375 / $ 2.826

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Überführung. Wohl 1920s.
Watercolor.
Signed lower left. With title on verso. On light cardboard (with truncated watermark). 32,2 x 25 cm (12,6 x 9,8 in), the full sheet.

After he had completed an apprenticeship as locksmith and surveying technician Alois Erbach studied at the Royal School of Arts and Crafts in Munich under the landscape and portrait painter Heinrich Knirr as of 1908. After World War I he became a friend of graphic artist John Heartfield. In the 1920s Erbach made critical caricatures for satirical magazines such as "Die Pleite", "Knüppel", "Eulenspiegel" and "Rote Fahne". As a member of the "Assoziation revolutionärer Bildender Künstler Deutschlands" Erbach participated in the "Große Berliner Kunstausstellung" in 1931 and in 1932 in the exhibition "Revolutionäre Malerei" in Berlin. In his early period of creation Erbach’s style followed Expressionism. Later works were influenced by New Objectivity and Surrealism. During the Third Reich Alois Erbach lived on Majorca. [KH].

17
Alois Erbach
Überführung, 1920.
Watercolor
Estimate:
€ 600 / $ 714
Sold:
€ 2,375 / $ 2.826

(incl. 25% surcharge)