June 21, 2014 to August 17, 2014
Expressionism developed during a period of intense social and aesthetic transformation in Germany and Austria. This exhibition of prints traces the avant-garde and the concurrent renaissance in the graphic arts, particularly printmaking, with the founding of the Brücke in 1905, through the devastating and transformative impact of the artist’s careers after Germany entered World War I in August 1914, and its aftermath during the early years of the Weimar Republic. Among the German printmakers featured are Erich Heckel, Ernst Kirchner, Georg Macke Käthe Kollwitz, Max Beckmann, Max Pechstein and Otto Dix.
Image: Käthe Kollwitz (German, b.1867, d.1945); BROT !; 1924; Print, lithograph; Gift of Herbert Greer French; 1940.327; © Artists Rights Society (ARS)