Max Pechstein was a German Expressionist painter and printmaker. Max Pechstein was born in Zwickou, Saxon, Germany in the year 1881. His father was a craftsman who worked in the local textile mills.
Pechstein attended the Dresden School of Applied Arts. He also attended the Dresden Royal Art Academy.
Below a great summer landscape painting by Pechstein:
His art was condemned by the Nazis. Pechstein had 326 pieces in museums that were removed by the Nazi government.
In this clip a closer look at some works including a painting by the German art collector titled Portrait of Albert Hess:
Pechstein was a professor at the Berlin Academy. When the Nazis came to power they released him. He was reinstated as a professor after the end of World War Two.
The artist joined the group of Die Brücke in 1906. He was the only artist who had received formal training.
Price range information: The artist was a prolific printmaker in addition to being a painter. The artist worked in watercolor, oils, crayon, ink, and prints. Prices range from $5,000 to $2.5 million dollars.
Max Pechstein passed away in 1955.
Max Pechstein was a great painter of emotion. My favorite works by the artist are his landscape paintings of sunsets. Not only do these works have a great design, the use of color and its reflection captures the intense heat felt as the sun vanishes.
Pechstein was one of the best draftsman of all time due to his prolific printmaking career. The artist captured great emotional content in his black and white woodcut portraits.