Young Woman with High Hat by Erich Heckel

Drypoint, 1912.

Young Woman with High Hat

Art work details

Original Title :
Mädchen mit hohem Hut
Year of production :
Erich Heckel
Medium :
Ink, Paper
Dimensions :
plate height: 22.5 cm; plate width: 20 cm
Credit Line :
Copyright :
© DACS 2013
Catalogue References:
Dube (R)114.
Associated Groups :
Die Brücke, Berliner Secession
Portrait, Drypoint, Heckel

Erich Heckel was a painter, printmaker and sculptor, well known for being one of the co-founders of the Expressionist group Die Brücke, along with Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff.  A keen and experimental printmaker as well as a painter, Heckel moved to Berlin in 1911. This afforded him numerous opportunities to record the city and its inhabitants.

Here he uses a simple window to frame the girl’s angular face and high fashionable hat, drawn in short, sharp strokes. Her large eyes glance away, perhaps momentarily distracted by a café incident, or a shop-window.

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