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HVVACC Exhibits

Linking Collections, Building Connections

Konrad Cramer, trained as a painter, came to Woodstock from Germany in 1911 and settled at the Maverick Art Colony, Hervey White’s libertarian answer to the Byrdcliffe Colony, which Cramer perceived as regimented and aristocratic. The Cramers and other Maverick artists like Eugene Ludins, Russell Lee, and Emil Ganso formed alliances in the rustic, bohemian lifestyle of the Maverick.

With encouragement from his Pictorialist photographer friends, Alfred Stieglitz and Eva Watson-Schütze, Cramer took up photography and experimented with non-traditional processes such as solarization, photograms, and multiple exposures.