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Verena Loewensberg

Swiss, 1912-1986

Untitled No. 1, 1969-1970

oil on canvas

support: 40 x 40 inches (101.6 x 101.6 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1971

K1971:20

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Inscriptions

signature / back, on stretcher / Loewensberg 69/70

Class

Paintings (visual works)

Work Type

Oil painting (visual work)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

Verena Loewensberg belonged to a core group of Swiss Concrete artists that included Max Bill, with whom she had a lifelong friendship. However, her take on Concrete art—a European movement that strongly emphasized geometrical abstraction devoid of figurative or symbolic references—was more fluid than that of her peers. Throughout her lifetime, Loewensberg found that intellectual rigor stifled her creativity, and she explored a number of different artistic directions, ranging from Color Field to monochromatic painting. Taken as a whole, however, her body of work reflects a preoccupation with the square, rectangle, and circle, as well as the interaction between line and color.

Label from Giant Steps: Artists and the 1960s, June 30–December 30, 2018

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