Karl Knaths (1891-1971) was deeply influenced by Cubism, developing a distinct abstract style that still contained recognizable imagery. Born in the Midwest, Knaths studied at the Art Institute of Chicago before he permanently settled in Provincetown, MA in the 1920s. His work drew inspiration from the seascapes, fishermen, household objects and surrounding architecture of Provincetown where he created in relative isolation during his career. In 1973, a major retrospective of his work was circulated to six American museums by the International Exhibitions Foundation.

 

Selected Collections

Metropolitan Museum, New York

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston