Albert Krehbiel (b. November 25, 1873) was an American artist who had great influence in Europe. He was awarded an American Travelling Scholarship by the Art Institute of Chicago, and after that sailed to Europe to further his studies. He first went to Holland, where he spent a few months before schooling in Paris, sketching local citizens in their daily routine. He was the most decorated American painter in France, winning many awards, medals and cash prizes for his neoclassical mural works, however, is famously known as an American Impressionist.
There are times when monochrome just won’t suit a portrait or landscape drawing, but it doesn’t mean the charcoal batons need to be abandoned.
When first shown in America, the piece created a stir because of its highly abstract nature: the human form is almost lost in a construction of ladder-like steps and harsh lines.
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