Max Beckmann

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Birthday
12, 1884
Birthplace
Leipzig, Germany
Death Date
Dec 28, 1950 (66)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
12, 1884
Birthplace
Leipzig, Germany
Death Date
Dec 28, 1950 (66)

About

German artist associated with both the Expressionism and New Objectivity movements. He was prolific in the area of self-portraits, painting nearly as many as Rembrandt and Picasso.

Before Fame

He was a medical volunteer during World War I. This traumatic experience greatly influenced his artwork. He was one of the most heralded artists of the Weimar Republic.

Trivia

His work was displayed at the Brooklyn Museum and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Family Life

He and his second wife, Quappi, left Germany for Amsterdam after Hitler denounced his work and the work of fellow modern artists as degenerate.

Associated With

He was influenced by philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.