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Max Beckmann

 (1884 - 1950)
Max Beckmann was active/lived in Missouri / Germany.  Max Beckmann is known for expressionist painting, printmaking, nazi degenerate art.

Max Beckmann

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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 years of boarding school and over his family's objections, he decided that his destiny lay as a painter.  After failing the entrance exam for the Konigliche Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Dresden, he was accepted by the Grossherzogliche Sachs  ...  Displaying 750 of 8993 characters.

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About  Max Beckmann

Born:  1884 - Leipzig, Germany
Died:   1950 - New York City
Known for:  expressionist painting, printmaking, nazi degenerate art