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Artist of the moment……..Werner Drewes



Werner Drewes was born in Germany in the year 1899. His father was a Lutheran minister. Drewes grew up in small city named Canig, Germany.

Drewes painted in a modernist style.

Drewes participated in the World War One.

The artist began college with the idea of becoming an architecture. Drewes attended the famed Bauhaus.

Drewes also worked as a teacher of printmaking at Columbia University.

Below a great interview with the artist. We also get to visit his studio:

Werner Drewes passed away in 1985.

Price range information: Works range from $1,000 for a print to $100,000 for an original.



Artist of the moment…….Aline Feldman

Aline Feldman was born in Kansas in the year 1928. Feldman enjoys working with the landscape in a very modern and traditional manner at the same time. Traditional in the fact that for much of her work she uses the traditional woodblock print. Modern in her use of color and the fact her landscapes are seen from high above, as if the viewer is on a the wings of  bird or inside of an airplane.

For her collegiate education Aline Feldman attended Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri  where she studied under Werner Drewes. Drews was renown for his cubist and also his abstract art. Below an example of Werner Drewes.


Feldman went on to graduate school at Indiana University.

One name you will recognize from this series on woodblock printmaking is Uni’chi Hiratsuka. Feldman studied the art of woodcuts and sumi painting from the master whilst he was in the United States in Washington D.C.

Also interesting is that Aline Feldman tries to use unusual materials in applying her paint, another reason her paint quality is so unique. Sometimes the artist employs kitchen tools or items used when sewing.

Though a printmaker, she works in small edition sizes usually of seven or ten prints.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

What a great use of the woodblock technique. Its obvious that Feldman has been influenced by many artists, much like Masao Madea, and it shows in their work. Feldman’s use of ancient techniques with modern imagery and the very modern view from high above the landscape, make her work exciting and dynamic to look at. One might say it has a very Pop-Art quality!

A link to the website of Aline Feldman: