Erich Heckel, ‘Dorfstraße’, 1907, Ludorff

Titled by Siddi Heckel on the verso
Certificate of Authenticity by Renate Ebner, Erich Heckel Estate, Hemmenhofen

Signature: Signed and dated »07«

Tate Gallery, »Painters of the Brücke«, London 1964; Folkwang Museum, »Brücke 1905-1913: eine Künstlergemeinschaft
des Expressionismus«, Essen 1958; Oldenburger Kunstverein, »Maler der »Brücke« in Dangast 1907 bis 1912: Karl Schmidt Rottluff, Erich Heckel, Max Pechstein, Emma Ritter«, Oldenburg 1957; Galerie Roman Norbert Ketterer/Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer/Kunstverein Hannover, »Erich Heckel. Gemälde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen«, Campione d'Italia/Munich/Hanover 1966; Städtisches Kunstmuseum, »Erich Heckel«, Duisburg 1957

Galerie Roman Norbert Ketterer/Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer/Kunstverein Hannover, »Erich Heckel. Gemälde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen«, exh.cat., Campione d'Italia/Munich/Hanover 1966, no. 52, ill. p. 60; Tate Gallery, »Painters of the Brücke«, exh.cat., London 1964, no. 12, p. 31; Folkwang Museum, »Brücke 1905-1913: eine Künstlergemeinschaft des Expressionismus«, exh. cat., Essen 1958, no. 18, p. 40; Städtisches Kunstmuseum Duisburg, »Erich Heckel«, exh.cat., Duisburg 1957, no. 69; Gerhard Wietek/Oldenburger Kunstverein (ed.), »Maler der »Brücke« in Dangast 1907 bis 1912: Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Erich Heckel, Max Pechstein, Emma Ritter«, exh.cat., Oldenburg 1957, no. 88, p. 91

Roman Norbert Ketterer, Campione d‘Italia (1965); Private Collection Bremen; Private Collection London (since the 1960s)

About Erich Heckel

Painter and printmaker Erich Heckel is considered one of Germany’s most important artists; he was instrumental in launching Die Brücke (The Bridge) movement while studying architecture at the University of Dresden in 1905. His early work shifted in tone as he moved from painting in nature to reacting to the psychological isolation of modern urban life in Berlin. Heckel designed starkly graphic prints of figures—often depicted in states of psychological distress—within simplified compositions, and he was influenced by the literature and philosophy of Nietzsche and Dostoevsky. He continued to work through military service in World War II, and later became active in socialist artists’ organizations, including Novembergruppe and the Arbeitsrat für Kunst. During the Second World War, the Nazis labeled Heckel a “degenerate” artist—his studio was destroyed and 729 works were confiscated from public collections.

German, 1883-1970, Döbeln, Germany

Exhibition Highlights

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