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Artist: Max Beckmann (1884 - 1950)
Nationality: German
Movement: Expressionism
Media: Painting
Influences:

Biography:
German painter, Max Beckmann began his artistic career as a traditional painter before becoming a leading figure in the Expressionist movement. This change in approach occurred after his experience as a medical orderly during World War I. Although he rarely directly depicted the horrific scenes that he endured while in service, his work reflected the violent and painful tone of war. In 1933, Beckmann was forced to resign from his teaching position at the Stadelsches Kunstinstitut in Frankfurt and moved to the Netherlands in 1937. During this period, he began the series of nine triptychs that took him the remainder of his life to complete. Beckmann spent the end of his life in the United States teaching in Washington and New York.


Artworks in Museum Collections: (60)
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Max Beckmann Tanzende Woodcut 1922
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Max Beckmann Prosit Neujahr Drypoint 1917
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Max Beckmann Family Scene Drypoint 1918
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Max Beckmann Kasbek Drypoint 1923
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Max Beckmann Lion Couple Lithograph 1921
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Max Beckmann Portrait Of Frau H. M. (Naila) Woodcut 1923
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Max Beckmann Circus Group Drypoint 19th - 20th century
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Max Beckmann Portrait Frau Dr. H. M. Woodcut 1923
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Max Beckmann Garderobe Drypoint 19th - 20th century
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Max Beckmann Schiessbude (shooting Gallery) Drypoint 1921
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Max Beckmann Portrait Of The Composer Frederik Delius Lithograph 1922
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Max Beckmann Pierrot Und Maske Lithograph 19th - 20th century
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Max Beckmann Head Of A Woman Drypoint 19th - 20th century
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Max Beckmann Portrait Of Mr. W. Carl drypoint 19th - 20th century
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Max Beckmann Mord (shakespeare Vision) Drypoint 19th - 20th century
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Max Beckmann Six Illustrations For "die Fuerstin" (the Princess) By Kasimir Edschmid Drypoint 1917
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Max Beckmann Six Illustrations For "die Fuerstin" (the Princess) By Kasimir Edschmid Drypoint 1917
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Max Beckmann Six Illustrations For "die Fuerstin" (the Princess) By Kasimir Edschmid Drypoint 1917
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Max Beckmann Six Illustrations For "die Fuerstin" (the Princess) By Kasimir Edschmid Drypoint 1917
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Max Beckmann Six Illustrations For "die Fuerstin" (the Princess) By Kasimir Edschmid Drypoint 1917
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Max Beckmann Six Illustrations For "die Fuerstin" (the Princess) By Kasimir Edschmid Drypoint 1917
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Max Beckmann, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1924, Printed material and one drypoint on heavy wove paper
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Max Beckmann, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1924, Printed material and one drypoint on heavy wove paper
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Max Beckmann: I.B. Neumanns Bilderhefte, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1922, Printed material and one woodcut on cover stock
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Max Beckmann Die Bettler (The Beggars), no. 7 from the portfolio, Berliner Reise ( Trip to Berlin) (Berlin: J.B. Neumann, 1922) Lithograph on B¸tten paper 1922
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Max Beckmann, German, 1884-1950 The Tempest 1947-49 Oil on paperboard mounted on plywood 179.4 x
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Bacchanal, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1909, Oil on canvas
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Artist: Max Beckmann Title: Blind Man"s Buff Date: 1945 Medium: oil on canvas Dimensions: H.81-1/4
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Bridge and Wharf, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1945, Oil on canvas
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Artist: Max Beckmann Title: The Skaters Date: 1932 Medium: oil on canvas Dimensions: H.50-1/2 x
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Adam and Eve, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1936, cast 1968, Bronze
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Adam and Eve, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1917, Drypoint on wove paper
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Sarika mit Zigarette, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1922, Lithograph
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Artist: artist unknown Title: Self Portrait with Stiff Hat Date: 1921 Medium: etching Dimensions: H.12-9/16
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Self-portrait, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1922, Woodcut on japan paper
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Murder, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1914, Drypoint on japan paper
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The tall man, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1921, Drypoint on handmade paper
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At the toilette, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1923, Woodcut on handmade paper
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Behind the scenes, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1921, Drypoint on handmade paper
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Tango, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1946, Lithograph on wove paper
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Self-Portrait, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1946, Lithograph on wove paper
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The carousel, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1921, Drypoint on handmade paper
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The Negro, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1921, Drypoint on handmade paper
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Morning, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1946, Lithograph on wove paper
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The Buck, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1946, Lithograph on wove paper
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Circus, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1946, Lithograph on wove paper
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The Fall of Man, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1946, Lithograph on wove paper
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Dream of War, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1946, Lithograph on wove paper
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Dancers, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1922, Woodcut on laid paper
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I Didn’t Want to Eat My Soup, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1946, Lithograph on wove paper
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Artist: Max Beckmann Title: Self-Portrait Date: 1919 Medium: drypoint Dimensions: H.9-1/8 x W.7-1/2 in. Credit
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Shooting gallery, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1921, Drypoint on handmade paper
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The barker--self-portrait, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1921, Drypoint on handmade paper
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Portrait of Dostoyevski, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1921, Drypoint on laid paper
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Nigger dance, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1921, Drypoint on handmade paper
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The tightrope walkers, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1921, Drypoint on handmade paper
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The annual fair, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1922, Ten drypoints on handmade paper
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The snake woman, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1921, Drypoint on handmade paper
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Dressing room, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1921, Drypoint on handmade paper
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Christ and Pilate, Max Beckmann (Germany, Leipzig, 1884 - 1950) , 1946, Lithograph on wove paper

Artnews Articles and Exhibition Information: (25)
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Sprengel Museum: Theo Garve - Paintings and Coloured Pictures
The artist was born on 21 November, 1902 in Offenbach. After completing an apprenticeship as an engine-fitter, he attended at first the Offenbach and then the Frankfurt School of Arts and Crafts. His first attempts at painting were ...

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Max Beckmann Prints
The rawness of emotions and compressed spaces of these kaleidoscopic images - ranging from images of operating rooms to merry-go-rounds, they contain the seeds of Beckmann's later oeuvre and often reflect his grow...

Seattle Art Museum: Anselm Kiefer and Germanic Tradition
This exhibition combines paintings, works on paper, and sculpture from SAMs permanent collection along with key loans. The other artists include Max Beckmann, Josef Breitenbach, Marcel Breuer, Lyonel Feininger, Markus Lüpertz, Albert Renger-Patzs...

Metropolitan Museum of Art: About Face: Selections from the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books
Contemporary artists have found increasingly inventive and conceptual approaches to this traditional genre. This exhibition of approximately fifty works draws from the Museum's unparalleled holdings of modern and contemporary prints and...

Bauhaus Archiv, Museum für Gestaltung: Donation Dora Hartwig
An item of very special importance is a copy of Max Beckmann’s Apocalypse dedicated to Josef Hartwig. Until he was dismissed in 1933, Beckmann taught with Hartwig at the Frankfurt Art School. The book was produced in a very small wartime print ru...

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: KINGDOM OF THE SOUL: GERMAN SYMBOLIST ART EXHIBITION (1870-1920)
The exhibition of over 180 paintings, drawings and sculptures contains many previously unseen works by largely unknown artists such as Georg Kolbe, Fri...

National Gallery: Spirit of an Age: 19th-Century Paintings from the Nationalgalerie, Berlin
The Nationalgalerie was designed to provide a showcase for contemporary German art. To...

MoMA QNS: Masterworks of German Expressionism
Also featured are works by artists active after World War I, such as Max Beckmann and Käthe Kollwitz, who found that the bold, graphic use of black-and-white printmaking perfectly suited their stark, socially critical imagery. Printmaking was of c...

American Art Dealers Association (ADAA): 16th Annual Exhibition to be Held at the Seventh Regiment Armory
This year The Art Show highlights a group of solo-shows that are ambitious and not to be missed. Continuing their tradition of showing a single artist at The Art Show for the last several years, PaceWildenstein will present recent works by the Abs...

Laura Mars Group: B2B and Back Again: Group Show on B2B by Jan-Holger Mauss
As model, muse and co-producer, Mauss asks other artists to depict him posing in his bikini. The resulting artworks occur within a dialogue. The more than 100 pieces produced so far not only create a multiple self-portrait of Jan-Holger Mauss, the...

Kunsthalle Zurich: Sean Landers: Text and Cartoon Works on Paper, Paintings, Sculptures, Video and Audio Works
“My original idea was to make conceptual art entertaining, sloppy, emotional, human and funny. Over the years I got so far out on this conceptual limb that I went around full circle until I was a traditional artist again. I tried to be ironic abou...

Galerie St. Etienne: Cafe Culture: Art and Society in Early 20th Century Austria and Germany
The café and its nighttime counterpart, the cabaret, were meeting grounds for all members of society in early twentieth century Austria and Germany, fermenting artistic movements and influencing artists’ subject matter. The cross-fertilization tha...

Portland Museum of Art: German Expressionist Graphics: The Bradford Collection
The Bradford collection features the work of 16 artists, including self-portraits by Max Beckmann in drypoint, lithography, and woodcut, monumental etchings from Käthe Kollwitz's series on the Peasant War, and prints by Otto Dix that convey the de...

Ketterer Kunst: Spring Auctions Begin With Modern Art on Paper in Hamburg
Nu pour Cleveland was made 14 years earlier. This signed engraving of 1932 by Henri Matisse is more than just an appreciation of femininity. It is estimated at DM 15,000 - 17,000. Another outstanding work of the auction is Marc Chagalls Piro...

National Gallery of Art: Spirit of an Age: Nineteenth-Century Paintings from the Nationalgalerie, Berlin
The museum, which opened in 1876 to house the Prussian king's collection of paintings and sculpture, is currently closed for renovations as part of a larger ...

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: Philip Guston Retrospective
Philip Guston Retrospective was organized by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas. The curator of the exhibition is Michael Auping, chief curator of the Modern Art Museum; overseeing the San Francisco presentation is Madeleine Grynsztejn, El...

Sprengel Musuem: How you look at it: 20th-century Photography
The exhibition How you look at it. 20th-century Photography offers a chance to take stock. It starts by showing how photography has greatly increased in popularity in recent years, mainly obvious by its growing presence in museums w...

Studio Museum in Harlem: Frederick J. Brown: Portraits in Jazz, Blues, and Other Icons
In the late 1970s and early 1980s Brown emerged as a driving force in the resurgence of expressive figuration in theinternational art world. He has combined his interest in jazz and blues music, Native American and African culture, primitive folk ...

Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain (FIAC), Paris Expo: 29th Annual Modern and Contemporary Art Fair Presents 170 Galleries from 23 Countries
This year’s fair includes a rigorous selection of international galleries, focusing on individual and thematic shows, new and previously unseen works, and site-specific installations. The fair will be divided into five sections: Solo Shows; Group ...

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard: Passionate and Obstinate: The Lois Orswell Collection
Passionate and Obstinate (the phrase is Orswell’s self-description) will feature works from the Lois Orswell Collection as a cohesive group for the first time. Orswell was a distinctive collector whose methods were unlike those of her contemporari...

HARVARD UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUMS: Mondrian Painting Acquired from the Original Owners
While many paintings by Mondrian have been damaged by overly aggressive conservation treatment, Composition with Blue, Black, Yellow and Red is in impeccable condition. For decades the design of Mondrian’s works was considered the most critical a...

Photographers' Gallery: Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2005 Shortlist Announced
The four shortlisted photographers are as follows: Luc Delahaye (b.1962, France) was selected for the exhibition Luc Delahaye-Photographs (5 February-3 May 2004) at the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford. Delahaye'...

Photographers' Gallery: Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2006 Exhibition
The four shortlisted photographers for this year's Prize are: Robert Adams (b.1937, USA) has been shortlisted for his exhibition Turning Back, A Photographic Journal of Re-exploration at Haus der Kunst in Munich, Germany (29 Juneˆ25 Septembe...

Museum of Modern Art: Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and Print Collecting: An Early Mission for MoMA
Beginning June 24, 1999, MoMA will present Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and Print Collecting: An Early Mission for MoMA, a display of approximately 100 prints that Mrs. Rockefeller enjoyed in her private collection, before donating them to th...

Salone delle Mostre Temporanee - Complesso del Vittoriano: Alberto Sughi: 1946 to Present
“The play by Eugene Ionesco (The Rhinoceros) is obviously a metaphor representing modern society, which transforms men into monsters. Is this a possible clue one could use to interpret the work of Alberto Sughi?... Sughi has probably read Sartre’s...

Further Artwork and Information:

Max Beckmann Online
Biographie: Max Beckmann, 1884-1950
Artchive - Beckmann: Departure
Tate Modern | Max Beckmann
MoMA.org | Exhibitions | 2003 | Max Beckmann
Max Beckmann
Max Beckmann - Ein Portrait
Max Beckmann paintings
Max-Beckmann-Oberschule (Berlin) - Home
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