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Erich Heckel (German, 1883-1970)

Heckel 1 / Heckel 2 / Heckel 3
German Expressionism: Survey I / Survey II / Survey III

"Käthe Kollwitz and German Expressionism" featured over fifty works by Käthe Kollwitz plus additional works by Ernst Barlach, Rudolf Bauer, Max Beckmann, Peter Behrens, Heinrich Campendonck, Marc Chagall, Lovis Corinth, Otto Dix, Lyonel Feininger,
Conrad Felixmuller, Hans Fronius, Alfons Graber, Otto Greiner, Georg Grosz, Erich Heckel, Hannah Hoch, Karl Hofer,
Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Oskar Kokoschka, Ludwig Meidner, Edvard Munch,
Gabrielle Munter, Heinrich Nauen, Emile Nolde, Max Pechstein, Hilla von Rebay, Georges Rouault, Rudolf Schlichter,
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Siegfried Schott, Georg Tappert, Wilhelm Wagner, and others.

German Expressionist Drawings

The Russians: Chagall, Sonia Delaunay, Goncharova, Larionov, and Malevich
Heckel, like Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Ernest Hemingway, volunteered to serve in Flanders during World War I as an ambulance driver and medical orderly; he found war to be a profoundly tragic affair and his work portrayed the melancholy of soldiers, the tragedy inflicted upon the landscape ("bare ruined choir, where late the sweet bireds sang," as Shakespeare put it), and the agony of war.
Fruhlingslandschaft / Spring Landscape (D-R 1035, Dube 255 B). Original woodcut, 1913. Published in Das Kunstblatt" (1918), a German art periodical that suported modern art in general and Expressionism in particular. Heckel was one of the original members of "Die Brucke" along with Schmidt-Rottluff, Nolde, and Pechstein. Some of his landscapes verge the Apocalyptic, suggesting worlds transformed. Right margin slightlyy trimmed. Image size: 259x213mm. Price: $1750.
Armierungssoldat (Dube 234). Original etching, 1916. Edition: 50 signed impressions in the only edition published in Berlin in 1920 by Paul Casssirer. Ours is dated "Ostende, 1916." Minor losses in the two lower corners not affecting the image. Image size: 307x238mm. Price: SOLD
Die Fahrt / The Ride (Davis-Rifkind 1046, Dube 241 III B). Original lithograph, 1916. Published in Der Bilderman (1916), a German art periodical that commissioned and published original lithographs by a number of Expressionist artists including Barlach, Kirchner, Slevogt, Grossman, and Kokoschka. Signed and titled in the stone. Image size: 256x211mm. Price: $1750.
In the seafood cafe 2 / Gent (Davis-Rifkind 1048, Dube 229 I B). Original lithograph, 1916. Published in Der Bilderman (1916), a German art periodical that commissioned and published original lithographs by a number of Expressionist artists including Barlach, Kirchner, Slevogt, Grossman, and Kokoschka. Signed and titled in the stone. Image size: 281x204mm. Price: SOLD
Near Ghent (Davis-Rifkind 1044, Dube 238 II B). Original lithograph, 1916. Published in Der Bilderman (1916), a German art periodical that commissioned and published original lithographs by a number of Expressionist artists including Barlach, Kirchner, Slevogt, Grossman, and Kokoschka. The work foregrounds trees with bare branches in front of a village with no visible occupants. Signed in the stone. Image size: 272x211mm. Price: $1500.
Belgian Langscape (Davis-Rifkind 1045, Dube 242 II B). Original lithograph, 1916. Published in Der Bilderman (1916), a German art periodical that commissioned and published original lithographs by a number of Expressionist artists including Barlach, Kirchner, Slevogt, Grossman, and Kokoschka. In the middle distance a figure is looking to the left at no discernable object while in the rear the sun appears to be rising for a new day. The work depicts depicts a war-ravished landscape with a terrified farmer. Signed and titled in the stone. Image size: 182x224mm. Price: $1750.
Matrose / Sailor (Dube 247 I-II). Original lithograph, 1917. Our impression printed on buff wove paper and appears to be an intermediate stage between Dube's State I and State II: the background to the right of the sailor’s neck is darker than in the second state, though the line of his nose is not broken (dropped), as it is in the first. It is one of the earliest proofs pulled from the stone. Annotated in pencil lower left: "Lithogr. Hand-druck [hand-printed] / Ostend 1917 / Matrose." Signed in pencil "Erich Heckel" lower right and dedicated near the bottom of the sheet: "“Für Herrn und Frau Dr. Mayer/ von Erich und Siddi Heckel.” Elizabeth Mayer was a patron of the arts; after she and her husband came to America following Hitler's rise to power, they became patrons of W.H. Auden and Benjamin Britten. A superb proof of an important print in very good condition! Image size: 326x270mm. Price: $7750.

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