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 Max Beckmann  (1884 - 1950)

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Lived/Active: Missouri / Germany      Known for: expressionist painting, printmaking, nazi degenerate art

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BIOGRAPHY for Max Beckmann
1884 (Leipzig, Germany)
1950 (New York City)

Missouri / Germany

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expressionist painting, printmaking, nazi degenerate art

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Max Beckmann was a German  Expressionist painter worthy of inclusion in a great tradition - the tradition of anguished German mysticism, which first flowered in the Middle Ages.  His highly personal style reflected the misery of contemporary events in Germany.

Beckmann was born in Leipzig in 1884, the youngest of three children.  His father, a grain merchant, died when Beckmann was only ten years old.  By the age of fifteen, after several (showing 500 of 8993 characters).

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