CURRENT GALLERY B EXHIBITION
Retrospective of a Bauhaus American Abstract Artist Werner Drewes (1899-1985)
April 27 - May 22
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 7pm & by appointment
Opening reception: Friday, April 29, 6-9pm
Art Walk reception: Friday, May 13, 6-9pm
Gallery B's May exhibition features the work of the legendary late artist Werner Drewes.
Werner Drewes, 1899 – 1985, was a printmaker and art teacher. Considered to be one of the founding fathers of American abstraction, he was one of the first artists to introduce concepts of the Bauhaus school within the United States. He was a founding member of the American Abstract Art group in New York City and was an active participant and manager of the Atelier and Works Progress Administration programs. Drewes has work at major galleries throughout the world, and was the first artist to have a solo show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, prior to his death in 1955.
This exhibition will feature free special events throughout the month, beginning with its opening reception on Friday, April 29 from 6-9pm. Gallery B will join downtown Bethesda galleries and art spaces for the May Art Walk on Friday, May from 6-9pm.