The long-awaited, three-volume catalogue raisonné of works on paper by E. W. Nay (1902–1968) offers a definitive overview of this German painter’s oeuvre that will appeal to art historians, art dealers, and art lovers alike.
Comprehensive and indepth, the publication brings new insights and understandings to the work of this important figure in twentieth-century abstraction. With more than six thousand watercolors, gouaches, and drawings, Nay’s works on paper far outnumber his oil paintings. He was a restless creator who consistently put his ideas about form and color onto paper. These works embody a kind of working “journal” that reveals surprising aspects of his artistic method.
Documenting the processes behind his artistic activities and research, Nay’s works on paper are also autonomous creations that impressively chronicle the artist’s development and vision.