Although widely-known in America, this exhibition examines for the first time Russian-American artist Max Weber's influence in a European context, particularly his crucial role in the cross-cultural dialogue between Paris and London. The exhibition draws on a little-known collection of 14 innovative Weber paintings, c. 1909-14, from the University of Reading, never previously exhibited in its entirety. It explores Weber's formative years in Paris, studying under Henri Matisse and befriending Henri 'Le Douanier' Rousseau, and goes on to examine how Weber's work was disseminated among and influenced the British avant-garde. It will also include work by his peers: American emigre photographer Alvin Langdon Coburn, and painters Vanessa Bell, Frederick Etchells, Roger Fry, Duncan Grant, CRW Nevinson and Wyndham Lewis.
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