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Gabriele Münter, German, (February 19, 1877–May 19, 1962)

Creation date: 1932
Creation place: Germany

Other Information

Type: Oil Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Bequest of Earle W. Grant
Accession Number: 1972.71
Dimensions: 18 1/2 in. x 21 3/4 in. (46.99 cm x 55.25 cm)
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Dalzell Hatfield Galleries, Los Angeles, California ( - June 11, 1963)

Earle Wilkin Grant, San Diego, California (June 11, 1963 - 1972)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (1972 - )

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Closely related to the fanciful early landscape paintings by her teacher and companion Vassily Kandinsky, Münter’s Farmhouses has the bright color tones, compressed space, and naïve imagery associated with German Expressionism and the Blaue Reiter (“Blue Rider”) artistic movement. While sharing Kandinsky’s interest in the spiritual function of art, Münter adopted Kandinsky’s abstraction only to a limited degree. In the 1910s, Münter had solo exhibitions across Germany, but she was branded as a radical, degenerate artist during the Nazi era. Retiring to a house in the lake district of Bavaria, Münter continued producing landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and interior scenes in the highly stylized manner that she had developed early in her career.
Last Updated: 6/28/2016


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

German Expressionist Painting and Sculpture from California Collections Pasadena Museum of California Art , 4/16/1974 - 6/2/1974

Gabriele Munter Exhibition , 1/10/1978 - 2/28/1978

The Human Beast San Diego Museum of Art , 7/21/2012 - 11/11/2012


This object has the following bibliographic references:

Grant-Munger Collection: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, May 1970
Page Number: 60, Figure Number: 111

Grant-Munger Collection: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, May 1970
Page Number: 113, no. 111


Label, : "BAUERNHAEUSER" / BY / GABRIELE MUNTER / [in a red outlined rectangle with "dh" logo on left] DALZELL / HATFIELD / GALLERIES / AMBASSADOR HOTEL / LOS ANGELES

Label, : LAGUNA BEACH MUSEUM OF ART / 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, Ca / GABRIELE MUE[sic]NTER EXHIBITION / Jan 10 to Feb 28, 1978 / "Bauern Hauser" 1932 / Earl Grant Collection / Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego

Label, : PASADENA ART MUSEUM / Loan No.: 20.74 Medium: Oil on board / Artist: Gabriele Munter Size: 18 1/2 x 21 3/4" / Title: FARMHOUSES Date: 1932 / Lender: Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego / Exhibition: GERMAN EXPRESSIONIST PAINTING AND / SCULPTURE FROM CALIFORNIA COLLECTIONS / April 16 - June 2, 1974

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