Max Pechstein joined the Brücke group of painters in 1906. With Heckel he was one of many artists who received hospitality in the Hess house. For the Brücke artists printmaking was a major means of expression.

In this film his woodcut of Alfred Hess, (1879-1931) in characteristic pose with his pipe is discussed. Hess the art collector has now become part of his own collection. Also discussed is 'Nidden Coastline With Fishing Boats' which shows the colour influence of Matisse and the Fauves.