Still Life

A work made of oil with charcoal or chalk on canvas.

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  • A work made of oil with charcoal or chalk on canvas.

Date:

1911

Artist:

Max Weber
American, born Russia (now Poland), 1881–1961

About this artwork

In Still Life, Max Weber rendered diverse objects in a complex and dynamic arrangement. The calligraphic handling of line energizes the individual elements, and the short, choppy brushwork breaks the pictorial space into planes. Inspired by the works of Paul Cézanne as well as his friendship with Pablo Picasso, he was one of the earliest American artists to explore Cubism. He had met the Spanish artist in Paris while studying there in 1905–8, and at that time acquired one of his still lifes—which became the first painting by Picasso to enter the United States when Weber returned to New York.

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American Art

Artist

Max Weber

Title

Still Life

Origin

United States

Date

1911

Medium

Oil with charcoal or chalk on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed and dated l.r.: "Max Weber 1911"

Dimensions

54.8 × 46 cm (21 1/2 × 18 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Quinn E. Delaney and American Art Sales Proceeds funds; through prior acquisition of the George F. Harding Collection; Mr. and Mrs. Frederick G. Wacker Jr. Endowment Fund

Reference Number

2011.267

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