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Ludwig Meidner (4min 31sec)
These paintings of burning cities and fleeing people, coming just before the outbreak of the First World War seemed to be an uncanny prediction of what was to come.
Otto Dix (2min 39sec)
Dix had returned from the war for less than 2 years when he made this etching entitled 'Match Seller' which is discussed here, one of a series called 5 Radierungen (5 Etchings), which show groups of disabled ex-soldiers, often with devastating…
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…
The films capture the responses of people from all walks of life and show that everyone can enjoy this amazing collection of prints, sculpture and paintings. Like the German Expressionist artworks themselves, our interviewees often had interesting…
Max Beckmann (1884-1950) was born in Leipzig and studied at the Weimar Academy before he moved to Berlin in 1905, where he joined the “Berlin Sezession” in 1907 and met Liebermann, Corinth and Slevogt. During the Berlin period, he founded the…
Martin Bloch (1883-1954) was born in Neisse, Silesia. He studied aesthetics with the Swiss art historian Heinrich Woelfflin in Munich and in 1907 he took drawing lessons in Berlin with Lovis Corinth as teacher. In 1911 Bloch exhibited at the art…
Max Burchartz was born on July 28th 1887, Elberfeld, Germany and died on January 31st 1961, Essen, Germany. In 1907 he began studying at an art academy in Düsseldorf but World War I prevented him from finishing. After World War I he withdrew to…
Karl Caspar was born on March 13th 1879, Friedrichshafen, Germany and died on September 21st 1956, Brannenburg, Germany. He studied at the Art Academy in Stuttgart and the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. In 1913 Caspar was a founding member of the…
Johann Vincenz Cissarz
Johann Vincenz Cissarz was born on January 22nd 1873, Danzig, German Empire (today Gdańsk, the Republic of Poland) and died on December 22nd 1942, Frankfurt, Germany. From 1891 until 1894 Cissarz studied at the academy of arts in Dresden, where he…