On this Day: February 12, 1884 | Birthday of Max Beckmann

12 February 1884: Birthday of Max Beckmann, German painter and sculptor (d. 1950) (Source)

Max Beckmann in 1922 – photo by Hans Möller (Source)

Max Carl Friedrich Beckmann (February 12, 1884 – December 27, 1950) was a German painter, draftsman, printmaker, sculptor, and writer. Although he is classified as an Expressionist artist, he rejected both the term and the movement.[1] In the 1920s, he was associated with the New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit), an outgrowth of Expressionism that opposed its introverted emotionalism. His work became full of horrifying imagery and distorted forms with combination of brutal realism and social criticism.[2] (Source)

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