Private collection, USA
Note: The Russian-born painter Max Weber emigrated to the United States with his family in 1891. He studied under Arthur Wesley Dow at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn from 1898 to 1900, and taught drawing at schools in Virginia and Minnesota. In 1905 he travelled to Paris with the intention of completing his artistic training. He attended the Académie Julian, studied under Henri Matisse, became acquainted with the work of Pablo Picasso and struck up a friendship with Henri Rousseau. At that time he also developed an interest in art of other periods during his travels to Spain, Italy and the Netherlands, and embraced the artistic expressions of other continents. African art in particular remained a lasting influence.