Max Pechstein

Pechstein, Max

Maler und Graphiker (1881-1955). Large and fine executed ink drawing of a naked woman in profile. O. O. 1 S. Folio. Kleinere Randschäden und Montagespuren.
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Pechstein, Max

Maler und Graphiker (1881-1955). 2 autograph letters signed ("HMPechstein" and "Max Pechstein"). Berlin. Zusammen 3 SS. auf 2 Bll. Gr.-4to.
$ 9,665 / 8.500 € (47585/BN32246)

Comprehensive letters to the German artist Irmgard Hasenbach-Tavolato (née Seeling, 1899-1978), on the loss of his work (1948) and an exhibition (1952): "At least life is saved, although everything else is lost. What hurts me most, is the loss of my work, whole periods from 1905 onwards were smashed, a vast number of drawings irretrievably lost [...]" (Berlin, 31. III. 1948). - "Luckily all this fuss is now behind me. It proved very difficult to assemble all the necessary pictures for the exhibition, for most of my work has been lost.

During the three weeks of the exhibition there were more than 6000 visitors, but nothing sold, not a single sheet - the people need their money for the bare necessities of life [...]" (15. III. 1952)..

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Pechstein, Max

Maler und Graphiker (1881-1955). Autograph letter signed. Berlin. 2¾ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-4to.
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Comprehensive letter to the German artist Irmgard Hasenbach-Tavolato (née Seeling, 1899-1978), on financial worries: "Now, after my return to Berlin, I have learned of many things which also concern myself and which make it necessary for me to decide how I shall plan my further life so as to take care of myself and my family, for this I can no longer do by working as a painter [...] Is it possible that I exhibit in Italy, and may I sell my works, should someone wish to buy them? My savings would last for a little while, as I would be staying at a cheap fishing village. Here, my very existence consumes everything! and I can see when I will have reached the end [...]".

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Pechstein, Max

Albumblatt mit eigenh. U.
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Max Pechstein (1881–1955), Maler, Graphiker und Bildhauer. Albumblatt mit e. U. („MPechstein“). O. O. u. D. 1 S. Qu.-schmal-8°. – Mit einem alt montierten Zeitungsausschnitt.


Pechstein, Max

E. Brief mit U. („M. Pechstein“).
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Max Pechstein (1881–1955), Maler, Graphiker und Bildhauer. E. Brief mit U. („M. Pechstein“). Berlin, 7. Dez. 1954. 1 S. Qu.-gr.-8°. – An den namentlich nicht genannten Journalisten und Politiker Konstantin Prinz von Bayern (1920–1969): „Erwarte Ihren werten Besuch von 19.–22. Dz. und bitte vorher nur telef. Anruf [...]“. – Mit einem kleinen Tesafilmstreifen am linken Rand.


Pechstein, Max

2 e. Postkarten mit U.
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Max Pechstein (1881–1955), Maler, Graphiker und Bildhauer. 2 e. Postkarten mit U. („Maxe“ bzw. „Max“). Berlin, 1948. Zusammen (1+1=) 2 SS. auf 2 Bll. Qu.-8°. Jeweils mit e. Adresse. – An den Kunsthistoriker und ehemaligen Direktor der Städtischen Kunstsammlung in Dresden Paul Ferdinand Schmidt (1878–1955): „[...] Das Jahr 47 endete für mich mit Überwindung einer hartnäckigen Grippe und Bronchitis, jetzt habe ich mir noch ein Teil Blut abzapfen lassen und hoffe so erleichtert von Allem Übel meine volle Arbeitsenergie bald wiederzufinden [...]“ (a. d. Karte v. 21. Januar 1948).


Pechstein, Max

3 e. Briefe mit U.
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Max Pechstein (1881–1955), German painter and printmaker. 3 autograph letters signed („Max“). Berlin, 1917, 1920, and 1933. Altogether 7 pp. on 6 ff. (Oblong) large 4°. With 3 autogr. envelopes, 1 letter with a nearly full-page hand drawing. – Amicable letters to the painter Alex Gerbig (1878–1948), who, like Pechstein, belonged to the entourage of „Die Brücke“. In his letter written during Word War I, Pechstein sadly recognizes that peace seems to be further away than ever before. The letter from March 7, 1920, speaks from his latest plans, and the letter from December 27, 1933, comprises a nearly full-page hand drawing, presumably a portrait of his son Max (b. 1926). „Beginning in 1933, Pechstein was vilified by the Nazis because of his art. 326 of his paintings were removed from German museums. 16 of his works were displayed in the Entartete Kunst (Degenerate Art) exhibition of 1937. During this time, Pechstein went into seclusion in rural Pomerania.“ (Wikipedia). Here in this letter, he deplores the various defamations against his person, namely the battue by „Heckel, Schmidt-Rottluff, Nolde and their followers“ (transl.).


Pechstein, Max

Eigenh. Manuskript mit U. ("HMPechstein").
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A fine manuscript on the importance of Dürer's artistic creativity for the present: "[...] Something in Dürer's work is strange and incomprehensible to us because we do not feel the embellishment of the Renaissance. But nevertheless his works, in which he had repressed the style of his time, have such a strong effect on us [...]" (transl. from the German original).