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Hermann Max Pechstein

Zwickau 1881 - Berlin 1955


Max Pechstein's artistic talent was discovered and encouraged at a very early age. His conventional career, first as an apprentice with a Zwickau painting master, then at the Dresden Kunstgewerbeschule and finally at the Dresden Akademie under the decorative painter Otto Gußmann, provided Pechstein with a sound craftsmanship.
His ceiling painting at the Dresden Arts and Crafts Exhibition in 1906, with such an unconventional colour scheme that the organisers had it sprayed with grey paint to soften the colours, attracted Erich Heckel's attention. He then invited Pechstein to join the artist group "Die Brücke" which had been founded the year before in opposition to Impressionism.
The group's aim was to "attract all revolutionary and restless forces" (Schmidt-Rottluff) and an emphasis of the power of colour in painting. In this environment Max Pechstein's Expressionist style developed further, concentrating on elaborating the focal point of the painting with a sparse painting technique. Pechstein moved to Berlin in 1908 and became a co-founder of the "Neue Sezession". He painted figures, still lifes and landscapes in a moderately Expressionist style. Perhaps it was this, which lead to the artist's early and continuing success.
From 1945 Max Pechstein taught at the Berlin Akademie der Künste. Before that time, during the Third Reich, he was slandered as a "degenerate" artist. Apart from paintings his oeuvre includes more than 850 woodcuts, lithographs and engravings.


Hermann Max Pechstein - Rotes Zelt mit weiblichem Akt: Danae
Hermann Max Pechstein
Rotes Zelt mit weiblichem Akt: Danae
333,000 $
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Hermann Max Pechstein - Häuser in Hendaye
Hermann Max Pechstein
Häuser in Hendaye
55,500 $
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Hermann Max Pechstein - Zwei Mädchen am Tisch
Hermann Max Pechstein
Zwei Mädchen am Tisch
22,200 $
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Hermann Max Pechstein - Seeufer mit Bäumen und Häusern
Hermann Max Pechstein
Seeufer mit Bäumen und Häusern
22,200 $
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Hermann Max Pechstein - Haus unter Kastanien
Hermann Max Pechstein
Haus unter Kastanien
14,430 $
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Hermann Max Pechstein - Weiblicher Akt
Hermann Max Pechstein
Weiblicher Akt
9,990 $
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Hermann Max Pechstein - Beugender Akt mit Schale
Hermann Max Pechstein
Beugender Akt mit Schale
5,550 $
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Alexej von Jawlensky - Spanische Tänzerin
Alexej von Jawlensky
Spanische Tänzerin
7,770,000 $
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