Lot 41 of 210:
Walter Grammatte The Great Angst Self-Portrait  

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Die Grosse Angst (The Great Fear). Self-portrait

Gramatté, Walter





Original dry-point etching. Impression size 29.7x24 cm (11¾x9½") on large sheet, approximately 40x31 cm (15¾x12¼"). Tipped to paper backing.

Signed and dated '18 in lower margin. "Die Schaffenden" blindstamp at lower left. One of 125 examples. Eckhardt, 118. 

Walter Gramatté (German, 1897-1929). After serving in the German army during World War I Gramatté concentrated on his art in Berlin where he formed friendships with several of the leaders of German Expressionism. He experimented with etchings, woodcuts, lithographs, and drypoints, the graphic technique widely used in German Expressionism. His subject matter was wide-ranging, but he had a special affinity for portraiture.  Dying young, he did not personally experience the wrath of the Nazis which banned his works at degenerate posthumously, even closing a memorial exhibition of his works. His works are featured in collections worldwide including MOMA (Museum of Modern Art, New York), LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Art Institute of Chicago, and elsewhere.

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A bit toned overall; near fine.

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