Carl Alexander Brendel

Women at the Harbor

circa 1920, 

color woodcut


Carl Alexander Brendel (Weimar 1877-1945 Frankfurt (Oder))

Frauen im Hafen [Women at the Harbor or Women in the Port]

circa 1920

color woodcut 

20 x 27,8 cm

lower right in ink signed: "Carl Alexander Brendel"

lower left in ink inscribed: "Handdruck"


Painter and woodcut artist Carl Alexander Brendel attended the Princely Free Drawing School in Weimar [Fürstliche Freie Zeichenschule Weimar] from 1894 to 1899, studied at the Académie Julian in Paris in 1900, and trained in the studios of Albert Hertel and Paul Friedrich Meyerheim in Berlin in 1905 and 1911; from 1908 to 1909, Brendel received a scholarship in Rome from the Prussian Academy of the Arts [Preußische Akademie der Künste].  In 1901, he married the noted photographer Aura Hertwig (1861-1944), also known as Aura Hertwig-Brendel. 


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