An introduction to German Expressionism.

Points covered

  1. Overview of the significance of German Expressionist art in global art historical context.
  2. Overview of the significance of German Expressionist art on UK.

How to Cite: Dorothy Price, ‘An Introduction to German Expressionism’, Leicester’s German Expressionist Collection, Leicester Museums Website. (

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Dr Dorothy Price

Dr Dorothy Price is Senior Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Bristol. She is internationally recognised for her work on gender and German modernism and author of many publications in the field including 'Georg Simmel and the 1896 Berlin Trade Exhibition' (1995); 'Desiring Berlin: Gender and Modernity in Weimar Germany' (1995); 'Differencing the City: Urban Identities and the Spatial Imagination' (2003); Representing Berlin: Sexuality and the City in Weimar Germany (2003); ‘Representing herself: Lotte Laserstein between Subject and Object’ (2006); ‘Lesser Ury: The Painter as Stranger’ (2007) 'Dada Angelika and La Paloma Hegemann' (2009) and most recently After Dada: Marta Hegemann and the Cologne Avant-Garde (2013).

She is currently editing a collection of essays on Der Blaue Reiter and researching for a new book on German artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) as well as contributing to the Neue Galerie, New York’s forthcoming exhibition on Berlin in the 1920s and co-curating (with Drs Jill Lloyd and Christian Weikop) a major international exhibition entitled German Expressionism: The Cult of Youth for the Royal Academy of Arts, London in 2019. She has appeared on BBC Radio 4's In Our Time and acted as advisor on a number of radio and television broadcasts, as well as regularly giving public lectures in museums and galleries around the world.

She is an art history graduate of the University of Leicester.

Film of Dorothy Price discussing Leicester's German Expressionist Collection.