A Bauhausler in Canada: Andor Weininger in the '50s

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Oliver Arpad Istvan Botar
Gallery One One One, 2009 - Art - 277 pages
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"Andor Weininger (1899-1986) was a founder and member of the Bauhaus where he produced a fascinating body of work, mostly related to the avant-garde stage, attaining his greatest success with the Mechanical Stage-Review, a kind of moving abstract painting. Fleeing the National Socialists, Weininger emigrated to Canada where, in the 1950s, he produced a remarkably eclectic body of work, ranging from sketches of Lake Ontario to free, calligraphic abstract works. Yet his correspondence with Bauhaus figures such as Walter Gropius and Xanti Schawinsky reveals a frustration with the conservative cultural scene. Produced upon the occasion of a gift of over 150 works from New York's Weininger Foundation to several Canadian art institutions, this publication takes a close look at Weininger in Canada, situating the career of this significant European Modernist within the context of the emergent Canadian abstract art scene. Weininger's work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Busch-Reisinger Museum at Harvard University, and in many European collections. Published with Gallery One One One, University of Manitoba." --Book Jacket.

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Contents

Eglinton Gallery Show
153
Assessing Weiningers Canadian Years
179
Chronology of Andor Weiningers Life
206
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