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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 - Rote Häuser
Hermann Max Pechstein
Rote Häuser
222,000 $
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Hermann Max Pechstein - Stürmische See Abends
Hermann Max Pechstein
Stürmische See Abends
77,700 $
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Hermann Max Pechstein - Hecht auf Blättern
Hermann Max Pechstein
Hecht auf Blättern
44,400 $
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Hermann Max Pechstein - Steilküste und Sonnenspiegelung
Hermann Max Pechstein
Steilküste und Sonnenspiegelung
33,300 $
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Hermann Max Pechstein - Vater unser
Hermann Max Pechstein
Vater unser
8,880 $
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Emil Nolde - Landschaft mit Mutterpferd
Emil Nolde
Landschaft mit Mutterpferd
666,000 $
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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - Sertigweg
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Sertigweg
444,000 $
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Lyonel Feininger - Der junge Mann aus dem Dorfe / Mill with Red Man
Lyonel Feininger
Der junge Mann aus dem Dorfe / Mill with Red Man
388,500 $
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