A winter scene set in the Soho neighborhood of Belleville, New Jersey. A red building on the right side is balanced by a leafless tree on the left. A drift of snow that hooks around the building is echoed by a body of water at the far left, which curves under a red bridge. The slopping horizon line features the suggestion of cloud-like grey hedges.
Dated February 3, 1920, on the back; Bluemner also included the note “brilliant cyan sky.” From 1916 to 1926 he was moved around New Jersey, drawing and painting the architecture and landscape in brilliant colors, featuring his signature reds.
Estate of the Artist;
By descent to the Artist’s son;
Irma Rudin, New York, NY;
[Owings-Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM;
Private Collection, Dallas, TX;
[Owings-Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM];
Cross River, New York. Nardin Fine Arts. Oscar Bluemner. July 1990.
Santa Fe. Owings-Dewey Fine Art. Small Oils, Watercolors & Pastels. March 19-May 21, 1999.
Agee, William C. and Lewis Kachur. Masterpieces of American Modernism: From the Vilcek Collection. London: Merrell, 2013, pp. 40-41, 262, ill. p. 41.