Max Pechstein

Gutes Jahr 1920

About this artwork

In 1906 Pechstein joined the German art group Die Brücke [The Bridge]. Along with Heckel, Kirchner and Schmidt-Rottluff, he was intensely interested in printmaking. Pechstein produced nearly 1000 prints during his career, including 315 woodcuts, of which this is one. This work was produced as a New Year card. Amongst the angular shapes three figures are visible; two men, one with a pipe in his mouth, and a woman. Despite being printed in black on white, this print appears jovial and celebratory.

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  • title:
    Gutes Jahr 1920
  • accession number:
    GMA 5307
  • artist:
    Max PechsteinGerman (1881-1955)
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  • materials:
    Woodcut on paper
  • date created:
    1919
  • measurements:
    (framed: 50.00 x 37.00 x 1.50 cm)
  • credit line:
    The Henry and Sula Walton collection: bequeathed 2012
  • copyright:
    © Pechstein Hamburg/Tökendorf / DACS 2018.