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Hermann Max Pechstein Art

German, 1881-1955
Pechstein was born in Zwickau, the son of a craftsman who worked in a textile mill. Early contact with the art of Vincent van Gogh stimulated Pechstein's development toward expressionism. After studying art first at the School of Applied Arts and then at the Royal Art Academy in Dresden, Pechstein met Erich Heckel and joined the art group Die Bru¨cke in 1906. He was the only member to have formal art training. Later in Berlin, he helped to found the Neue Sezession and gained recognition for his decorative and colorful paintings that were lent from the ideas of Van Gogh, Matisse, and the Fauves. His paintings eventually became more primitivist, incorporating thick black lines and angular figures. From in 1933, Pechstein was vilified by the Nazis because of his art. A total of 326 of his paintings were removed from German museums. Sixteen of his works were displayed in the Entartete Kunst (Degenerate Art) exhibition of 1937. During this time, Pechstein went into seclusion in rural Pomerania. He was a prolific printmaker, producing 421 lithographs, 315 woodcuts and linocuts, and 165 intaglio prints, mostly etchings. Pechstein was a professor at the Berlin Academy for ten years before his dismissal by the Nazis in 1933. He was reinstated in 1945, and subsequently won numerous titles and awards for his work. He died in West Berlin. He is buried on the Evangelischer Friedhof Alt-Schmargendorf in Berlin.
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Artist: Hermann Max Pechstein
NACH DEM BAD (AFTER THE BATH)
By Hermann Max Pechstein
Located in Portland, ME
Pechstein, Hermann Max (German, 1881-1955): NACH DEM BAD (AFTER THE BATH). Krueger R 118. Etching and drypoint, 1920. Signed in pencil. Published by Die Schaffenden, with its blindst...
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1920s Hermann Max Pechstein Art

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Etching, Drypoint

DER SCHATTEN II
By Hermann Max Pechstein
Located in Santa Monica, CA
MAX PECHSTEIN (1881 -1955) DER SCHATTEN II 1918 (Knupp 79, Fecher 143 I/ii) Rich drypoint, signed and annotated, FIRST STATE. Image: 8 1/4 x 6 inches on japan paper; 15 x 11 1/4 i...
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1910s Expressionist Hermann Max Pechstein Art

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Drypoint

Die Grosse Befehl - Illustrated Book by Max Pechstein - 1933
By Hermann Max Pechstein
Located in Roma, IT
Die Grosse Befehl is an original Rare Book illustrated by Hermann Max Pechstein (Zwickau, December 31, 1881 – Berlin, June 29, 1955) and written by Johanne...
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1930s Expressionist Hermann Max Pechstein Art

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Paper

Weib Vom Manne Begehrt (Woman Desired by Man) /// Max Pechstein Woodcut Modern
By Hermann Max Pechstein
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
Artist: Hermann Max Pechstein (German, 1881-1955) Title: "Weib Vom Manne Begehrt (Woman Desired by Man)" Portfolio: Deutsche Grapiker der Gegenwart (German Printmakers of Our Time *Unsigned edition Year: 1919 Medium: Original Woodcut Engraving on cream wove paper Limited edition: 500. (There was also a signed and numbered edition of 30) Printer: Unknown Publisher: Klinkhardt & Biermann, Leipzig, Germany Reference: "Das Graphische Werk Max Pechsteins" - Fetcher No. 157; Krüger No. 224 Sheet size: 12.75" x 9.5" Image size: 9.88" x 6.25" Condition: One small repaired tear lower left in margin. It is otherwise a strong impression in excellent condition Rare Notes: Provenance: private collection - Kiel, Germany. Comes from the 1920 "Deutsche Grapiker der Gegenwart (German Printmakers of Our Time)" portfolio of fifteen lithographs, eight woodcuts, eight reproductions, and one lithographed cover. Other artists who contributed to this portfolio were George Grosz, Ernst Barlach, Lovis Corinth, Richard Seewald, Heinrich Campendonk, Erich Heckel, Otto Mueller, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Lyonel Feininger, Conrad Felixmüller, Max Unold, Karl Caspar, Max Lieberman, René Beeh, Adolf Ferdinand Schinnerer, Ludwig Meidner, Max Beckmann, Richard Seewald, Käthe Kollwitz, August Gaul, Rudolf Grossman, Alfred Kubin, and Paul Klee. There is an example of this very same work within the permanent collection of the MoMA, New York, NY. "Deutsche Graphiker der Gegenwart (German Printmakers of Our Time)" brings together woodcuts, lithographs, and reproductions by thirty-one artists representing a cross-section of styles from Impressionism to Expressionism, uniting under a single cover works ranging from naturalistic self-portraits to left-wing political caricatures. It features works by artists associated with the Berlin Secession (an exhibiting society comprised primarily of German Impressionists), with Expressionist groups like the Brücke and Der Blaue Reiter, and with the political Novembergruppe, as well as artists like Max Beckmann who were not affliliated with any group. In his introduction, art historian Kurt Pfister identified Expressionism as the leading force in German art at the time, while stressing the plurality of approaches to style and subject matter that the movement encompassed. Pfister emphasized the openness of German artists to foreign sources, and cited the importance of Paul Cézanne, Edvard Munch, and Pablo Picasso as well as Japanese, Indian, African, and Gothic art for the development of German art. There was a fifty-year difference in age between the oldest artist, Max Liebermann, and the youngest, Conrad Felixmüller, featured in the collection. The volume also included Lyonel Feininger, an American who had lived in Germany since 1896, as well as Austrian artists Oskar Kokoschka and Alfred Kubin. Biography: Pechstein was born in Zwickau, the son of a craftsman who worked in a textile mill. Early contact with the art of Vincent van Gogh stimulated Pechstein's development toward expressionism. After studying art first at the School of Applied Arts and then at the Royal Art Academy in Dresden, Pechstein met Erich Heckel and joined the art group Die Bru¨cke in 1906. He was the only member to have formal art training. Later in Berlin, he helped to found the Neue Sezession and gained recognition for his decorative and colorful paintings that were lent from the ideas of Van Gogh, Matisse, and the Fauves. His paintings eventually became more primitivist, incorporating thick black lines and angular figures. From in 1933, Pechstein was vilified by the Nazis because of his art. A total of 326 of his paintings were removed from German museums. Sixteen of his works were displayed in the Entartete Kunst (Degenerate Art...
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1910s Expressionist Hermann Max Pechstein Art

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Woodcut, Engraving

Woodcut "Maske" ( Mask ) by Hermann Max Pechstein 1918
By Hermann Max Pechstein
Located in Berlin, DE
Woodcut on brownish-gray laid paper. Monogramed ‘HMP‘ upper left in the block. From a part edition of "Almanach auf das Jahr 1920 Fritz Gurlitt". Published by Verlag Fritz Gurlitt, B...
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1910s Expressionist Hermann Max Pechstein Art

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