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Max Beckmann

Adam and Eve, 1917

Drypoint
8 4/5 × 6 4/5 in
22.4 × 17.3 cm
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Harris Schrank Fine Prints

Max Beckmann (1884-1950), Adam and Eve

Year: 1917

Method: drypoint

Annotation: signed in pencil and …

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Max Beckmann
German, 1884–1950
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Leading Modernist painter, printmaker, draftsman, and writer Max Beckmann began his career working in the traditional style but came to be linked with Expressionism, as well as the Neue Sachlichkeit's contemporary social criticism. Devoted to figuration, Beckmann repeatedly used the theater, circus, history, mythology, and religion as allegories for human tragedy. Among his many self-portraits is 1938's Self-Portrait With Horn, painted after he fled Nazi Germany. Typical of his work's intense color, emotion, and metaphysical quality, it shows the artist in a vivid orange and black gown with a deeply furrowed brow.

Max Beckmann, ‘Adam and Eve’, 1917, Harris Schrank Fine Prints
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Max Beckmann (1884-1950), Adam and Eve

Year: 1917

Method: drypoint

Annotation: signed in pencil and numbered “17”

Reference: Hofmaier 110

State: Hofmaier’s third (definitive) state, edition Bc (of Bc)

Size: with full margins, 8 7/8 x 6 3/4, the sheet 17 3/8 x 13 5/8 inches

Paper: laid Van Zander paper, with their …

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Max Beckmann
German, 1884–1950
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Leading Modernist painter, printmaker, draftsman, and writer Max Beckmann began his career working in the traditional style but came to be linked with Expressionism, as well as the Neue Sachlichkeit's contemporary social criticism. Devoted to figuration, Beckmann repeatedly used the theater, circus, history, mythology, and religion as allegories for human tragedy. Among his many self-portraits is 1938's Self-Portrait With Horn, painted after he fled Nazi Germany. Typical of his work's intense color, emotion, and metaphysical quality, it shows the artist in a vivid orange and black gown with a deeply furrowed brow.

Max Beckmann

Adam and Eve, 1917

Drypoint
8 4/5 × 6 4/5 in
22.4 × 17.3 cm
.
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