Arthur Grunenberg (1886 – 1952), born in Konigsberg was a German painter, graphic artist and illustrator. He originally trained as a lawyer but later studied under Christian Landenberger in Munich and Arthur Kampf in Berlin. Initially painting portraits, he later gravitated towards rhythmically moving subjects, especially dancers. An associate of Serge Diaghilev he produced portfolios on many of the company’s leading dancers. The ballet Carnaval became world famous thanks to Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes production at Theater der Westins in Berlin in 1910, with new sets and costumes by Leon Bakst. As with much of Michel Fokine’s choreography, the roles depended to a large degree on the talents of the performers, with simplistic steps turned into coy and beautiful artistry.
First edition. folio (50 x 33 cm). 10 lithographs, textured effect paper over boards with brown cloth spine and corners, title and publisher printed in gilt. light markings on spine and corners.
Stock ID: 97511