Vera Rockline (Russian born-French, 1896-1934): Environs de Tiflis, 1919. Oil on canvas, 35 x 25.8 inches (89 x 65.5 cm). Rockline's early work shows the influence of Cubism, obviously influenced by her mentor Alexandra Exter, but her coloration was more subtle; more in the manner of Cezanne
"Thoralf Knobloch ... is among the renowned phalanx of East-German painters who have attracted a great deal of attention by bringing new figurative positions back to contemporary art. The artist trained at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, where Eberhard Havekost, Frank Nitsche, and Thomas Scheibitz were his fellow students. ... His works seem strangely aloof, abstracted from the temporal world."