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Collecting Policy The Leicester collection continues to grow with new gifts, loans and occasional purchases. Like all Accredited museums, the service is guided by a formal Collections Development Policy. The development of the Expressionism…
Soldier in the Madhouse II
In this haunting image Felixmuller shows a young soldier, driven to insanity through unending nightmares of conflict, his face a twisted mask of pain. Many young men returned from war with mental as well as physical scars, alienated from friends…
Energy still flows through the figure of Europe, clad in chains yet silently defiant, symbolic of a continent ravaged in war yet remaining unbowed. The carving reflects a strong Expressionist tradition leading back to Barlach and the carvings of…
Hubert Berke was born 22 January 1908 in Buer, Westfalla, Germany and died 24 November 1979 in Cologne. Berke was one of the few German artists active after World War II who was successful both as an abstract and as a representational artist. He…
Laburnum and May Trees
Painted in 1941 from drawings made in the garden of a house in Campden Hill, London. The additional images show a letter about this artwork from Mrs Charlotte Bloch, the wife of the artist. Mrs Bloch give context and interesting details about the…
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