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Early morning
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Communing

Hermann Max Pechstein (December 31, 1881 – June 29, 1955) was a German expressionist painter and printmaker, and a member of the Die Brücke group.

Max Pechstein was born in Zwickau. His father was a craftsman who worked in a textile mill.[1] Early contact with the art of Vincent Van Gogh stimulated Pechstein’s development toward expressionism. After studying art first at the School of Applied Arts and then at the Royal Art Academy in Dresden, Pechstein met Erich Heckel and joined the art group Die Brücke in 1906. He was the only member to have formal art training. Later in Berlin, he helped to found the Neue Sezession and gained recognition for his decorative and colorful paintings that were lent from the ideas of Van Gogh, Matisse, and the Fauves. His paintings eventually became more primitive, incorporating thick black lines and angular figures.

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.
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Akrobaten III
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Die Löwenbändigerin
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Nymphs
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Reclining Nude with Cat

Max Hermann Pechstein (Zwickau 31 de diciembre de 1881 – 29 de junio de 1955), pintor expresionista alemán y artista gráfico.

Formado en la Academia de Dresde y en la Kunstgewerbeschule, en 1906 se integró en Die Brücke. Trabajó en un expresionismo atemperado influido por la pintura fauvista francesa, especialmente Matisse. En 1908 se trasladó a Berlín donde tomó parte en la fundación de la Neue Secession, lo que le llevó a ser expulsado de Die Brücke en 1912. Sus temas favoritos se relacionan con el exotismo y la unión con la naturaleza, motivo por el cual visitó las islas Palaos del Pacífico en 1914. Se vinculó con Der Blaue Reiter, siendo uno de los miembros del grupo que más pronto alcanzó la popularidad. Tras la Primera Guerra Mundial formó parte del Novembergruppe, enseñando en la Academia de las Artes de Prusia hasta la llegada del nazismo, que le retiró de sus cargos y le condenó al ostracismo. En 1945 fue rehabilitado y trabajó como profesor de la Escuela Superior de Artes Figurativas.
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Seated Nude
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Summer in Nidden
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The killing of the banquet roast
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The dance
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Under the Trees
Somali Dance