Max Beckmann in Exile

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The catalogue to an exhibition of Beckmann's work presented at the Guggenheim Museum SoHo - the first at an American museum in over a decade - this book explores, in essays and full-color reproductions, the artist's fruitful years in exile. Barbara Stehle-Akhtar discusses the critical reception of Beckmann's work in the United States and its stylistic development during this period. Reinhard Spieler's essay probes Beckmann's nine completed triptychs, his sweeping masterpieces that express both the mood of the ...
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Overview

The catalogue to an exhibition of Beckmann's work presented at the Guggenheim Museum SoHo - the first at an American museum in over a decade - this book explores, in essays and full-color reproductions, the artist's fruitful years in exile. Barbara Stehle-Akhtar discusses the critical reception of Beckmann's work in the United States and its stylistic development during this period. Reinhard Spieler's essay probes Beckmann's nine completed triptychs, his sweeping masterpieces that express both the mood of the times and the artist's own worldview. Fellow emigre Stephan Lackner provides a reminiscence of his friendship with and support of Beckmann. Completing the volume are a personal interpretation by contemporary artist Eric Fischl of Beckmann's first triptych, Departure, as well as writings by Beckmann that eloquently convey his thoughts on aesthetics and creativity.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780810968998
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/29/2000
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 11.25 (w) x 10.46 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 13
From Obscurity to Recognition: Max Beckmann and America 21
Pictorial Worlds, World Views: Max Beckmann's Triptychs 57
Catalogue 83
Shared Exile: My Friendship with Max Beckmann, 1933-1950 107
On My Painting 119
Letters to a Woman Painter 125
Max Beckmann's Departure 131
Select Bibliography 135
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