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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.).