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German Expressionists

October 10 – November 10, 1966

Kathe Kollwitz
Gesangenen, 1908
Original Etching
15 1/4" x 19 1/4"
Ernst Barlach | William Baumeister | Max Beckmann | Heinrich Campendonk | Lovis Corinth | Otto Dix | Erich Heckel | Ernst Ludwig Kirchner | Paul Klee | Otto Kokoschka | Kathe Kollwitz | Max Liebermann | Gerhard Marcks | Ludwig Meidner | Paula Modersohn-Becker | Max Pechstein | Christian Rohlfs | Karl Schmitt-Rottluff | Max Slevogt
This exhibition will feature water colors, drawings, prints and lithographs by 19 German Expressionsits, inlcuding such artists as the originators of Die Brucke (The Bridge), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, and Karl Schhmidt-Rottluff. A bronze bas-relief, Mourning for Ernst Barlach, one of the few sculptures by Kathe Kollowitz will be shown, together with some of her lithographs, drawings and etchings.

The 40 works in the exhibition span 40 years, dating from 1897, and are loaned from the collections of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Van Bork, Evanston, and the Allan Frumpkin Gallery, Chicago.

They represent equally the period of earliest interpretive expression of "inner necessity", and the two deacdes after World War I when German art revealed a deeper spiritual delving and suffering. "A profoundly moving sense of human involvement and protest is reflected in their rediscovery of craftsmanship, of spontaneity, and of graphic beauty," Mr. Van Bork comments in his introduction for the exhibition brochure.

This text was originaly published in the exhibition press release.


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