Title of Work
Date of Work
Hand colored woodcut
20 1/2" (framed)
19 1/2" (framed)
Art & Design Study Collection; James Smith Pierce Collection
Displayed: Fourth floor, Conference room E493, next to Office of the Dean
School of Medicine & Health Sciences Building
A member of the German Expressionist group, Die Brücke, Pechstein was fascinated by the cultural practices of non-Western peoples, whose societies he believed were more authentic and natural than those ofWestern Europe. Pechstein inscribed the first line of the Lord’s Prayer on a depiction of God influenced by African and Oceanic sculpture.
Part of the James Smith Pierce Collection
Tag: JSP Estate Collection
Born in Brooklyn, New York, James Smith Pierce received his PhD in art history from Harvard University. During his career as a professor, Pierce also became an accomplished artist, whose artworks were included in important exhibitions (including a show on land art at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC) and books on contemporary earthworks and site-specific sculpture. Pierce was also a photographer, exhibition curator, and art collector.