American (1885 – 1947)
Columbus Circle, 1929
Lithograph on Rives wove paper, full margins.
Edition of 50.
Signed, dated, titled and inscribed “No. 8/50”.
12 x 8 in.; 31 x 21 cm.
After leaving post-WWI Germany, Rönnebeck emigrated to the U.S. where he found inspiration in the modern metropolis of Manhattan. Alfred Stieglitz soon welcomed him into his circle and the Weyhe Gallery mounted his first solo exhibition in 1925. This lithograph was created when he had the closest personal contact with Stieglitz. The Precisionist lines in Columbus Circle can be compared to Sheeler and Lozowick.