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Walter Gramatte Aufschrei drypoint etching  

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Aufschrei (The Scream)

Gramatté, Walter





Drypoint etching. Impression size 19x13.2 cm (7½x5¼") on a larger sheet, approximately 33x25 cm (13x9¾") with blank conjugate leaf.

Unsigned. 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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Paper a bit toned; mounting tape on rear at edge; very good.

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