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Werner Drewes

 (1899 - 1985)
Werner Drewes was active/lived in New York, Missouri.  Werner Drewes is known for modernist sea-views and non-objective painting, graphics.

Werner Drewes

1899 Germany--1985 USA

The son of a Lutheran minister who was interested in archaeology and the natural sciences, WERNER DREWES believed that art provided an avenue to understanding the mysteries of life:

What is the mystery underlying the Architecture of our Universe? What are the laws which create the pattern of the frost which forms on our windows? What causes the stars to stay in their orbit? What is it which creates joy and sorrow within us? . . . All these are problems belonging to the world we live in and which should concern the artist, as well as those problems of sunlight or the growth of a tree. But art is also a world with its own laws, whether they underlie a painting of realistic or abstract f  ...  Displaying 750 of 23898 characters.

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About  Werner Drewes

Born:  1899 - Niederlausitz, Germany
Died:   1985 - Reston, Virginia
Known for:  modernist sea-views and non-objective painting, graphics