Flowers Behind the Door

Accession Number

Flowers Behind the Door

Bernard Reder

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
woodcut on paper

16 in x 20 in (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm);22 1/16 in x 28 1/16 in (56.04 cm x 71.28 cm);18 15/16 in x 22 1/16 in (48.1 cm x 56.04 cm);16 in x 20 in (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
Flowers Behind the Door is a color wood cut print showing a large arrangement of green and orange flowers on a table. Reder made this print while he was living in New York City after fleeing World War II in Europe. While he was primarily a sculptor, he enjoyed the process and aesthetic of wood cuts. Reder was born in Bukovina (now it is a part of Austria), a European center of Jewish culture. He spent time in Paris before World War II then fled to Havana, Cuba, and then New York City where he obtained citizenship in 1948.

Physical Description
On the left of this print is a French door with window panels in it and an oversized key protruding from its right edge, which allows us to see a table with flowers behind it.

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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American (North American)
flower (plant material)
modern and contemporary art

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