Artist

Max Pechstein

Nationality

German

Artist Dates

1881-1955

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Date of Work

1921

Medium

hand colored woodcut

Signature

Lower right

Height

20 1/2" (framed)

Width

19 1/2" (framed)

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection; James Smith Pierce Collection

Status

Displayed: Fourth floor, Conference room E493, next to Office of the Dean

Location

School of Medicine & Health Sciences Building

Additional Information

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.

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