Publisher: Peter Thurmann, Aya Soika and Andrea Madesta
Texts: Aya Soika, Maren Welsch, Christine Fischer-Defoy, Anke Daemgen, Dörte Zbikowski, Annette Weisner, Andrea Madesta and Bernhard Fulda
350 colour and black-and-white plates
A Passionate Expressionist: A Retrospective
Max Pechstein (1881–1955) is, alongside Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, a pioneer of expressionism and modern art. The relevance of his artistic oeuvre, however, extends far beyond the famous works of their joint Brücke years. The oeuvre catalogue of Max Pechstein’s oil paintings will be published shortly. Our retrospective was able to profit from this. For the first time ever, our exhibition will show a comprehensive and representative selection of highlights of Pechstein's oeuvre, ranging from the earliest picture that he painted in 1894 at the age of 12 to the last painting by his hand in 1954. Besides works from the modern period we will be mounting works from six decades that have only seldom or never been presented to the public.