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Siegfried Schott (German, 1897-1971)

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, 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
Siegfried Schott was an active participant in the circle that produced Kundung: Eine zeitschrift fur Kunst, a deluxe art review that was edited by Rosa Schapire and Wilhelm Niemeyer and that was designed by Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, who designed all of the titles and executed woodcuts for some of the poetry published in this Magazine for Art. Rosa Schapire was a close friend of Schmidt-Rottluff and produced the standard catalogue raisonne of his prints. She was also a well-known art historian whose specialty was the artists of Die Brucke and corresponded with Kirchner, Heckel, and especially Schmidt-Rottluff. Niemayer was also an art historian and a supporter of younger artists. Schott contributed 6 woodcuts (one of which—his masterpiece—is illustrated below) and a poem. Later in life, Schott achieved prominence as an Egyptologist, researching the self-representations of Egyptian kings and translating several volumes of ancient Egyptian love poetry. He was the subject of a festschrift on the occasion of his 70th birthday.

Selected Bibliography: Bruce Davis, German Expressionist Prints and Drawings: The Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies (Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art / Prestel, 1989), items 2593-2598; Orrel P. Reed Jr., German Expressionist Art: The Robert Gore Rifkind Collection—Prints, Drawings, Illustrated Books, Periodicals, Posters (Los Angeles: Frederick S. Wight Art Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, 1977), p. 226.
Theatre (Davis-Riffkind 2597). Original hand-watercolored woodcut, 1921. Edition c. 200 unsigned impressions on wove paper. Ours is a signed impression on Japon paper published in Kundung vol. 1, n. 7-8 in 1921. Signed lower left in pencil. A large, bright, beautiful work by one of the lesser-known German Expressionist printmakers. Image size: 299x245mm. Price: SOLD.

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