Wols was the pseudonym of Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze (May 27, 1913- September 1, 1951), a German painter and photographer predominantly active in France. Noted for his etchings and for his use of stains (taches) of color dabbed onto the canvas (as exemplified by his painting Composition, c. 1950), Wols pioneered a new style of expressive abstraction. Though unrecognized in his lifetime, he is considered one of the most influential artists of the Tachisme movement.

Wols (Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze), Le grand Orgasme, Oil on canvas.

Wols was the pseudonym of Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze (May 27, 1913- September 1, 1951), a German painter and photographer predominantly active in France. Noted for his etchings and for his use of stains (taches) of color dabbed onto the canvas (as exemplified by his painting Composition, c. 1950), Wols pioneered a new style of expressive abstraction. Though unrecognized in his lifetime, he is considered one of the most influential artists of the Tachisme movement.

Wols was the pseudonym of Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze (May September…

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