growing a painting
carl moved to vienna and william to the united states. they both painted.
moll's life was lived from 1861 to 1945, wendt 1865 to 1946. to place them in art history, we see that bonnard's life was 1867 to 1947. (i'm moved by the fact that he died the year i was born.)
both have incorporated the flatness and suggestion of outline that the spread of japonisme had predicted, along with its asymmetrical design and frequent forward-weighted balance.
perhaps the fact that both chose the relatively unusual square format, suggests that both believed boxing the past might preserve it.
william wendt moved to the golden state and painted it with deep reverence for the rest of his life. he helped to found the california art club.