An expressive and lyrical gouache watercolor painting by the Russian-American artist and illustrator Vladimir Yaffe, who worked in New York City during the 1940s and was involved in the burgeoning WPA art movement there through the New Deal Federal Arts Project. His offerings included sculpture and architectural bas relief, and his works were exhibited at The Whitney Museum, The Pennsylvania Academy Of Fine Arts and New York’s Metropolitan Museum. This painting is deeply rooted in the German Expressionist movement and offers an homage to Der Blaue Reiter, the early 20th century European avant-garde art movement most associated with Wassily Kandisky and Franz Marc. Der Blaue Reiter was one of the first international modern art movements, and offered many Russian artists their first introduction to modernism.
Painting is signed lower left and handsomely framed under glass in an antique gold gilt frame and ready to hang.