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Portrait of Dostoyevsky by Max Beckmann  

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Dostojewski II (Portrait of Dostoyevsky)

Beckmann, Max





Drypoint etching. Impressions 16x10.9 cm (6½x4½") on a larger sheet, approximately 22x16 cm (8¾x6¼"). Tipped to paper backing.

From the periodical Ganymed. Blätter der Marées-Gesellschaft, Volume 3. Glaser 163; Gallwitz 160; Hofmaier 187. Provenance: The estate of Aaron Sopher, Baltimore artist and associate of Max Beckmann and George Grosz.

Max Beckmann (German, 1884–1950) was a painter, draftsman, printmaker, sculptor, and writer. Although he is classified as an Expressionist artist, he rejected both the term and the movement. Beckmann achieved great success during the years of the Weimar Republic but his fortunes changed with the rise to power of the Third Reich. His work was considered degenerate by Adolph Hitler and Beckmann was dismissed from his teaching position at the Art School in Frankfurt. He left Germany for the Netherlands and later the United States.

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A touch of soiling, small ink stamp on reverse; very good.

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