Max Beckmann was a German Expressionist painter and printmaker. According to the Museum of Modern Art, Beckmann made a total of 373 prints in his lifetime. While all of Beckmann’s prints were printed in black he experimented with a number of techniques, including drypoint, lithography and woodcut. Beckmann worked with publishers in Berlin and Munich between 1914 and 1923. Beckmann left Germany during World War II when Nazis seized hundred of his works.
Self Portrait in Bowler Hat. 1921. Drypoint
Group Portrait. 1923. Woodcut. Museum of Modern Art
The artist fled to Amsterdam before relocating to the United States. Beckmann’s many printed portraits, genre and historical have now been exhibited in museums around the world, especially American museums. Beckmann is one of the highest regarded artists of the German Expressionist movement.
The Night (plate 7) of Die Hölle. Transfer lithograph. 1919
Woman with Candle. Woodcut. 1920
Jahrmarkt (1 of 10 drypoints) on Japanese paper.
His prints are highly regarded by print collectors and sell at major auctions such as Christie’s and Sotheby’s. Many of Beckmann’s works can be seen on display at the Neue Galerie in New York.