ALL: James Smith Pierce Collection

 

Artist

Max Ernst

Nationality

German

Artist Dates

1891-1976

Title of Work

Elektra

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Date of Work

1939

Medium

Lithograph

Signature

Signed in stone

Height

12 1/2"

Width

9 1/2"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection: James Smith Pierce Collection

Status

Stored: FF_008_B

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

Max Ernst was a German sculptor, graphic artist, painter, and poet primarily involved in the Dada movement and Surrealism. Ernst had no formal artistic training but has gone on to invent the artistic techniques of ‘frottage’ and ‘grattage’.

In 1939, at the outbreak of the war, Ernst was interred in Camp des Milles as an ‘undesirable foreigner’ for several weeks before being released. Ernst then fled to the United States for the remainder of the war and later returned to France.

Created for XXe Siecle (No. 5-6)

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