Reference #: EP1253
By Bernd H. Dams (German, 20th century) in collaboration with E. Andrew Zega (American, b. 1961)
Watercolor and pencil with scratching out on paper, 1997.
“A Pavilion at Sceaux” signed E. Andrew Zega; “A Belvedere at Sceaux” signed by each artist on the verso.
“Pavilion”: 13 ½ inches x 20 ½ inches (34.3 x 52 cm.)
“Belvedere”: 14 inches x 22 1/8 inches (35.6 x 56.2 cm.)
The authors of the well-regarded Chinoiseries (2005) and Versailles (2002), Bernd Dams and E. Andrew Zega have collaborated on several books and projects that showcase their skills in architectural relief drawings and watercolors. Trained as both architects and historians, Zega and Dams are skilled artists known for their expert restitutions of historic buildings, rendered in a realistic watercolor technique that has become their trademark.
Their watercolors are held at Musée des Arts-décoratifs, Paris; Cooper-Hewitt Museum; New-York Historical Society; Musée de l’Île-de-France at Sceaux; Schloss Museum Fasanerie/von Hesse Foundation at Fulda, Germany; and Princeton and Columbia Universities.
Their works are in the private collections of directors and trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Art, The Frick Collection, The Morgan Library, and The New York Public Library, as well as those of renowned fashion designers, decorators, art dealers, and auction house specialists.
They have exhibited their work at the Morgan Library, as well as at many esteemed galleries: Didier Aaron, Inc., New York; Galerie de Bayser, Paris; the Château de Villandry in the LoireValley; and in Hamburg, Germany; Gstaad, Switzerland; Brussels, Belgium.