Max Kuehne 1880-1968

Screen

  • 72 x 60 x 12 inches (182.9 x 152.4 x 30.5 cm)
  • Silver, tempera, and gesso screen with floral and foliate decoration
  • Signed lower right on third panel from left: Max Kuehne
  • c. 1930

Why We Love It

Max Kuehne was a highly skilled craftsman as well as a fine artist, and he produced a number of these highly decorate screens throughout his career. In particular, this piece exemplifies the influence of Japanese designs in the delicate rendering of the floral motifs.

The Value

Decorative screens like this one by Max Kuehne are highly collectible.  Not only are they beautiful and demonstrate his deft carving and painting skills, but they are also functional objects.  The elaborate design of this screen and its fine quality make it an exceptional example of this important body of Kuehne’s work.

Artist Background