Max Pechstein  (German, 1881-1955) 

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Max Pechstein (German, 1881–1955) was a German painter, printmaker, and member of the German Expressionist group, Die Brucke. Born in Zwickau, Pechstein studied at the Royal Art Academy under Otto Gussmann (German, 1869–1926). There, he met Erich Heckel (German, 1883–1970) who, in 1906, invited him to join Die Brücke, a group of young artists and architects that would establish Expressionism in Germany. He worked in the studios of Heckel and fellow Die Brücke member, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German, 1880–1938), producing works stylistically similar to other Brücke members. In 1912, he was expelled from the organization for showing with the Berlin Secession artist collective. Like other Expressionists, he developed an interest in Primitive Art and traveled to the Pacific Islands in 1914. Throughout his travels and career, he never broke radically with Expressionism. Perhaps because of this, he achieved great critical and commercial success at the time. He decorated several private residences and designed stained glass windows at the commission of the German government

At the conclusion of World War I, Pechstein joined the socialist groups Novembergruppe and Arbeitsrat fur Kunstl. In 1922, Pechstein began a teaching position at the Berlin Academy. However, due to his political associations, Pechstein was dismissed in 1933 by the Nazis and his work was censored. He was reinstated to his post in 1946, and again enjoyed widespread acclaim. He died in West Berlin in 1955.

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Max Pechstein, Sitzendes Maedchen (Sitting Girl)

 

Max Pechstein
Sitzendes Maedchen (Sitting Girl)
1909

Alice Adam Ltd.
Max Pechstein, Sitzender Akt

 

Max Pechstein
Sitzender Akt
1918

Auction: May 3, 2014
Dr. Irene Lehr Kunstauktionen
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Max Pechstein, Hafen

 

Max Pechstein
Hafen
1911

Galerie Henze & Ketterer
Max Pechstein, Hafen

 

Max Pechstein
Hafen
1911

Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold
Max Pechstein, Stürmische See

 

Max Pechstein
Stürmische See
1924

Galerie Ludorff
Max Pechstein, Im Tanzcafé

 

Max Pechstein
Im Tanzcafé
1910

Galerie Ludorff
Max Pechstein, Blumenstrauß und Badende

 

Max Pechstein
Blumenstrauß und Badende
1912

Galerie Ludorff
Max Pechstein, Der Mühlengraben

 

Max Pechstein
Der Mühlengraben
1921

Galerie von Vertes
Max Pechstein, Russisches Ballett I

 

Max Pechstein
Russisches Ballett I
1912

Jörg Maass Kunsthandel
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Max Pechstein, Heilige Familie

 

Max Pechstein
Heilige Familie, 1913
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Max Pechstein, JOCKEI

 

Max Pechstein
JOCKEI, 1910
etching

 

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Max Pechstein, Yali VIII (Das weiße Weib mit den farbigen Kindern)

 

Max Pechstein
Yali VIII (Das weiße Weib mit den farbigen Kindern), 1923
drypoint w/roulette and etching

 

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1881   Born in Zwickau, Germany
1955   Died in Berlin
2010 - 2011   Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner und Max Pechstein, Der Blick auf Fränzi und Marcella, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany
1952   Museum Lindau Lindau
1951   Hach Schule für Bildende Künste Berlin
1939   Galerie Von der Heyde Berlin
1935   Gallery Lilienfeld New York
1927   Carnegie Institute Pittsburgh
1921   National Galerie Berlin
1914   Salon Ludwing Schames Frankfurt
1912   Max Pechstein, Lunsthalle Mannheim
1909   Frühjhrsausstellung Berlin
1906   Dritte Deutshe Kunstgewerbe ausstelling Berlin