Oskar Nerlinger

Oskar Nerlinger At the Harvard Art Museum, I recently saw a couple of interesting photograms, apparently made using tissue paper, by Oskar Nerlinger, a German painter and graphic designer (1893-1969). Although created as illustrations for a children’s book, they exhibit a great sense of light and texture combined with a sure command of Bauhaus-style composition. A web search shows a strong continuity across his paintings, drawings, woodcuts and work in other media.