One of the leading American Modernists, Max Weber, is being remembered during an upcoming retrospect in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

December 11 marks a tantalizing date in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as Gerald Peters Gallery opens its retrospect on the monumental modernist Max Weber.  The Gallery states, “This acclaimed 20th Century artist was one of the leading American Modernists and studied under Matisse and developed friendships with Cezanne and Picasso through his relationship with Leo and Gertrude Stein.  After a time in Paris, Weber returned to New York and involved himself with the new avant-garde and began developing his stylistic, Modern vocabulary.  In 1911 Weber showed at Stieglitz’s 391 Gallery and his career as one of America’s leading Modernist artists began in earnest.

“Max Weber has influenced American Art since the early 1900’s, defining, with John Marin, Marsden Hartley and Arthur Dove, American Modernist Painting.  His early embrace of abstraction influenced a new generation of artists:  the New York School.  In the early 1930’s Max Weber was the first American artist to receive a solo exhibition at MOMA.  Any contemporary artist whose work inhabits the realms of the abstract can reflect back on Weber, as he was an American original, forging new ways of seeing and interpreting the world.”

To learn more, visit Gerald Peters Gallery.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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