Collection: Alfred Reth   1884 - 1966 

Alfred Reth is highly regarded as a member of the early Cubist movement and also for his innovative textural approach to abstraction. Arriving in Paris from Budapest in 1905 he first studied in various academies where his revolutionary approach soon became evident. His early work was marked by Hindu influences, in particular the concern with a harmonious (and thus sacred) juxtaposition of straight and curved lines which he found to have a correlation of 2:7 in nature. This focus would already bring him close to total abstraction.