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53 x 38 cm
20.87 x 15 in




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1884 , Germany

Max Beckmann (February 12, 1884 – December 27, 1950) was a German painter, draftsman, printmaker, sculptor, and writer. Although he is classified as an Expressionist artist, he rejected both the term and the movement. In the 1920s, he was associated with the New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit), an outgrowth of Expressionism that opposed its introverted emotionalism. 
Max Beckmann was born into a middle-class family in Leipzig, Saxony. From his youth he pitted himself against the old masters. His traumatic experiences of World War I, in which he volunteered as a medical orderly, coincided with a dramatic transformation of his style from academically correct depictions to a distortion of both figure and space, reflecting his altered vision of himself and humanity. 
He is known for the self-portraits painted throughout his life, their number and intensity rivaled only by those of Rembrandt and Picasso. Well-read in philosophy and literature, Beckmann also contemplated mysticism and theosophy in search of the "Self". As a true painter-thinker, he strove to find the hidden spiritual dimension in his subjects (Beckmann's 1948 Letters to a Woman Painter provides a statement of his approach to art). 

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Frankfurt/Main, Oberlindau 7

Achim Hagemeier founded Kunsthandel Hagemeier in Frankfurt/Main in 1980. During its early stages, our art gallery's focus rested on the artists of the 19th century, particularly from the Munich and D?sselfdorf School and the Kronberg painters' colony. In addition, we also organized solo exhibitions on several German expressionists, such as Franz Heckendor...

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