Max Pechstein

South Sea (Sudsee) Series: Three Seated Figures-Women (Frauen), Cat. Ref. Gunter Kruger L343, Reisebilder 37 (page 258), 1919
Lithograph, Original color
7.50 x 5.75 in
SKU: DB1422d
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"Three Seated Figures- Women (Frauen)" is an original lithograph from the "South Sea (Sudsee)" series by Max Pechstein. This lithograph depicts three figures created with black lines and is signed in the lower right. Cat. Red. Gunter Kruger L343, Reisebilder 37 (page 258)


Artwork Size: 7 1/2" x 5 3/4"
Frame Size: 17 1/2" x 20 1/2"


Artist Bio:

Hermann Max Pechstein began his career as an apprentice to a decorative painter from Zwickau, Germany, the town where he was born.  In 1903, he enrolled in the Dresden Academy, and in 1906, he graduated with top honors and won a scholarship to study in Italy.  On his return from Paris, he befriended the Dutch Fauvist painter Kees Van Dongen.  In 1906 he joined Die Brucke, ("the bridge" -- a German art movement), and was their only member with a formal art education.  In 1910 he moved permanently to Berlin where he was elected president of the Neue Secession.  He exhibited at the Berlin Secession in 1912 and was therefore expelled from Die Brucke for having broken their rule of only exhibiting together.

Pechstein produced 850 prints -- 390 lithographs, 290 woodcuts, and 170 etchings.  In the early years, Pechstein only printed in very small editions.  His often irregular rolling technique resulted in subtle differences between prints, and he also liked to experiment with different colored papers and inks, as well as going back into black and white prints with watercolor.