Athlete (Athlet) Lithograph. 1909
Max Pechstein was a painter and printmaker associated with German Expressionism. Pechstein studied in Dresden before moving to Berlin with other members of the Brücke group.
With Four Heads. Lithograph 1908
Pechstein made over nine hundred prints during his Brücke and post-Brücke years. This included around four hundred lithographs, 300 woodcuts and one hundred and sixty five intaglio prints. Eventually Pechstein would break from the group and work with Berlin-bsed publishers such as Fritz Gurlitt. Pechstein received numerous commissions to illustrate books.
Grief. Lithograph. 1908
Cabaret Singer. Lithograph. 1909
Pechstein’s artistic career was interrupted by World War I, during which he was drafted to serve. The artist returned to work, founding Novembergruppe in 1918 and creating political posters. Pechstein’s surge of work was again challenged by war during World War II. Nazis seized his artwork and forbid him from teaching or painting. Pechstein was reinstated at his teaching post in 1945 after spending years in rural Pomerania. Before his death, Pechstein won numerous awards for his talent and resilience.
Killing of the Banquet Roast. Woodcut with watercolor. 1912