The pastel is float-mounted within a mat cut-out. The paper has been cut irregularly. There are traces from the former mounting on the reverse. The frame has slightly worn.
Max Olderock (1895-1972)
The Hamburg-born artist Max Olderock began to study at the local arts college, after having completed an apprenticeship as a painter. After an interruption of several years during wartime, he graduated in 1923. He then worked as a freelance painter and decorated also public buildings with murals. Regarded as ‘degenerate’ during World War II, he went into an inner emigration and focused on the design of tapestries. In 1954, he restarted painting. While his early expressionistic works already show clear influence of constructivism, it distinctively came to the fore starting in the 1950s. (cko)