Suprematism (formerly) Abstraction Artist: Alexander Drewin (Russian, 1889–1938)


Modern and Contemporary Art

Not on view

Oil on canvas


42 3/16 × 34 3/16 in. (107.2 × 86.8 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Collection Société Anonyme

Accession Number



20th century


Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of records is ongoing.



Galerie Van Diemen, Berlin, Erste Russishe Kunstausstellung, October 1922; Katherine Dreier, 1922–41; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
  • Isabel Wünsche, "Katherine S. Dreier’s Promotion of German Modernism and the Russian Avant-Garde," in "The Société Anonyme at 100," special issue, Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2020–21), 51
  • Ruth L. Bohan et al., The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, ed. Jennifer Gross, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 53, fig. 9
  • Stationen Der Moderne, exh. cat. (Berlin: Berlininsche Galerie, 1988),
  • Robert L. Herbert, Eleanor S. Apter, and Elise K. Kenney, The Société Anonyme and the Dreier Bequest at Yale University: A Catalogue Raisonné (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1984), 223, no. 230, ill
  • Robert C. Williams, Rusian Art and American Money, 1900–1940 (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1980), 96
  • John E. Bowlt, "Concepts of Color and the Soviet Avant-Garde," Structurist (1973–1974), 22, ill
  • John E. Bowlt, "The Failed Utopia: Russian Art 1917–32," Art in America 59 (July–August 1971), 40–51
  • Collection of the Société Anonyme: Museum of Modern Art 1920 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1950), 36, ill
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Additional information

Object/Work type

abstract (general art genre)


Inscibred verso in unidentified hand "Drewin / K{illegible} st Schwarz / Weiss"


Signed l.l. "A Drewin" and verso "A. Drewin / 21 / 3 / Moscou"

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