Artist

Max Pechstein

Nationality

German

Artist Dates

1881-1955

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Date of Work

1921

Medium

hand colored woodcut

Collection/Provenance

Provenance: James Smith Pierce Collection

Pending Gift from the estate of James Smith Pierce to the Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Displayed

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 of

Western Europe. Pechstein inscribed the first line of the Lord’s Prayer

on a depiction of God influenced by African and Oceanic sculpture.

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