Schoelkopf Gallery Opens the First Max Weber Exhibition Since Announcing the Artist's Representation

Still Life with Purple Leaves, 1912 MAX WEBER Oil on canvas 13. x 19. inches. Courtesy of Schoelkopf Gallery

At the Schoelkopf Gallery in collaboration with the Max Weber Foundation, the exhibition of the esteemed artist opens a show of 26 works on paper, Max Weber: Art and Life Are Not Apart. Following the gallery’s announcement of their representation of the Max Weber Foundation last fall, this show commemorates Weber’s contribution to abstractionism in America. Max Weber: Art and Life Are Not Apart, is on view from January 19 to April 5.

This is the first exhibition since onboarding the foundation and the beginning of remembering Weber as a contributor to the development of 20th century modernism in America.

These still-life works provide a full look into his artistic practice and growth from 1907 to 1955. The experimentation between Cubism, Expressionism, and Fauvism gently grew itself into a blend of Europe’s avant garde with American soil. From studying under the names of Henri Matiss, Paul Cézanne and Pablo Picasso, and being close friends with Henri Rousseau, Weber helped launch America into a world center of culture and art.

Max Weber, Three Tulips, 1908 Oil on canvas 22⅛ x 18 inches.Courtesy of Schoelkopf Gallery

In the exhibition, a variety of materials make-up these pieces. He experimented with oil, gold leaf collage, pastel, gouache and watercolor. This is reflective of his belief tied to the exhibition’s title, Art and Life Are Not Apart. He believes objects symbolize culture of the past, the present and future and should be measured by their usefulness, spirituality, and intellect.