Artist: Alexej Von Jawlensky (Russian/German, 1864-1941).
Title: "Weiblicher Kopf".
Medium: Watercolor and pen and ink on paper.
Date: Composed c1920-23.
Dimensions: Overall size: 7 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. (190 x 146 mm).
Lot Note(s): Signed with the initials, lower left. Painted on cream wove paper. Very good to fine condition. Provenance: Through Marianne von Werefkin; Private collection, Sedona, Arizona. Comment(s): One of a number of portraits and studies in a similar style that Jawlensky executed c.1920-1923. He was a Russian expressionist painter active in Germany and was a key member of the New Munich Artist's Association (Neue Künstlervereinigung München), Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) group and later the Die Blaue Vier (The Blue Four). In 1896 he moved to Munich, where he studied in the private school of Anton Azbe. In Munich he met Wassily Kandinsky and various other Russian artists, and he contributed to the formation of the Neue Künstlervereinigung München. Image copyright © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. [29935-1-16000]