Watercolour and pen and ink over pencil on grained watercolour laid paper 49.7 x 39.9 cm Framed under glass. Monogrammed and dated 'TR [joined] 1927' in dark grey lower right. - Vibrant colours.
Thomas Ring's first contact with the gallery "Der Sturm" dates back to the years 1912/1913 when the exhibitions "Futuristenausstellung" and "Deutscher Herbstsalon" made an enduring artistic impression upon him. In the following years, a close relationship developed with Herwarth and Nell Walden, which continued into the 1920s. Ring exhibited oil paintings, watercolours and drawings on a large scale in Berlin in 1920. "Sturm" artists such as Georg Muche, William Wauer, Otto Nebel and Arnold Topp were closely associated with him. With his artistic affinity to the stage, to music and poetry, Ring felt at ease with this circle.
Not recorded by Skiebe
We would like to thank Ingrid Skiebe, Düsseldorf, for kind, additional information.
Artist's estate; Dr. Rolf Funken, Cologne; Private collection, North Rhine-Westphalia
Ingrid Skiebe, Thomas Ring, ein Maler aus dem Umkreis des "Sturm". Leben, stilkritische Analyse und Werkverzeichnis, Herzberg 1988, cf. p. 60 f.
Witten 1983 (Märkisches Museum), Thomas Ring. Arbeiten1916 bis heute, without cat., exhibition and sales list no.111 (A 145, "Romantische Liebe")