Modern and Contemporary Art
Artist: Alexander Drewin, Russian, 1889–1938

Suprematism (formerly) Abstraction

1921

Oil on canvas

107.2 × 86.8 cm (42 3/16 × 34 3/16 in.)
Gift of Collection Société Anonyme
1941.445
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Russian
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

Galerie Van Diemen, Berlin, Erste Russishe Kunstausstellung, October 1922; Katherine Dreier, 1922–41; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

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.

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.

Collection of the Société Anonyme: Museum of Modern Art 1920 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1950), 36, ill.

John E. Bowlt, “The Failed Utopia: Russian Art 1917–32,” Art in America 59 (July–August 1971): 40–51.

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.

Stationen Der Moderne, exh. cat. (Berlin: Berlininsche Galerie, 1988).

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 such records is ongoing.