Assessment of the significance of the collection as a key asset in the worldwide understanding of German Expressionism.

Points covered

  1. An outline of key works and their particular significance within the narratives of German Expressionism.
  2. A list of public collections internationally that have closely related works.
  3. A list of private collections internationally that have closely related works.

How to Cite: Jill Lloyd, ‘International Significance of the Collection’, Leicester’s German Expressionist Collection, Leicester Museums Website. (

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Dr Jill Lloyd

Dr Jill Lloyd is an independent writer and curator Her previous appointments include Lecturer in twentieth-century Art, University College, London University (1981-1988) and Editor-in-Chief, Art International Magazine, Paris (1989-92). She currently holds the positions of project based curator and Member of the Board of Trustees at the Neue Galerie New York.

Jill Lloyd has published widely on early twentieth-century and contemporary art, including her acclaimed book German Expressionism, Primitivism and Modernity (Yale University Press, 1991), which was awarded the National Art Book Prize. Exhibitions she has curated include: Lovis Corinth (Haus der Kunst, Munich, Nationalgalerie Berlin, Saint Louis Art Museum and Tate Gallery, London, 1996 -1997), Christian Schad (Musée Maillol, Paris and Neue Galerie, New York, 2002 - 2003), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Expressionism and the City, 1905-1918 (National Gallery of Art, Washington and Royal Academy, London, 2003), Vincent van Gogh and Expressionism (Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam and Neue Galerie, New York, 2006-7), Vienna 1900: Style and Identity (Neue Galerie New York, 2011) Ferdinand Hodler: View to Infinity (Neue Galerie New York and Fondation Beyeler, Basle, 2012-13) and Vasily Kandinsky, from Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910-1925 (Neue Galerie New York, 2013-14). Alongside German Expressionism, Primitivism and Modernity, her books include an authorized biography of the Austrian émigré artist Marie-Louise von Motesiczky titled The Undiscovered Expressionist (2007), Max Beckmann: Self-Portrait with Horn (2008) and Schiele’s Women (2011).

Exhibition Projects underway include Munch and Expressionism (Neue Galerie New York 2016) and a major exhibition on Expressionism, Expressionism, The Cult of Youth scheduled to take place at the Royal Academy, London in 2019.

Jill Lloyd was awarded the Order of Merit by Germany in 2001 for promoting cultural relations between Germany and Great Britain and for bringing German art of the 20th century to a wider audience. Further biographical details can be found in Debrett’s People of Today.