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William Sommer

Fruit and Wine in Window

(Detroit, Michigan, 1867 - 1949)

1939

Watercolor and ink paper

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Gift of Robert Bordner

1973.22

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Sommer was one of northeast Ohio's best known artists. His signature style, seen in Fruit and Wine in Window, incorporated simple, graceful lines to capture the essence of his subjects. Under the influence of Cubists and other European modernists, Sommer also eliminated such traditional realist devices as texture and depth from his work.

Marks

In pencil LR: " Wm Sommer 1939"

Keywords
Cleveland School
Fruits
Still Life
American
Wine
Food
Regional
Watercolor