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On the Beach

Erich Heckel (Döbeln 1883 - Radolfzell/Bodensee 1970)


On the Beach

Lot-No. 322

Starting Bid: 25.000,00 €


Watercolour, tempera and charcoal, 52,5 x 67 cm, lo. ri. sign. and dat. Heckel 23, lo. le. titled, framed under glass. - The women, seen from the side in a calm pose, contrast impressively with the beach, shown almost as if in top view, and above all with the curved horizon line, which also gives the clouds rising from the right a fascinating momentum. - Expertise: The artwork is registered in the Erich Heckel archive in Hemmenhofen. - Exhibition: The work was exhibited: E. H. Aquarelle und Zeichnungen aus Norddeutschland. Altonaer Museum 1970/71, cat. no. 61. - Provenance: Sold from the artist's estate to a private collection in Hamburg in 1972; Hauswedell & Nolte, 1st June 2007, lot 43; thence private collection Schleswig-Holstein, North Germany. - One of the most eminent exponents of expressionism. H. was besides Kirchner, Schmidt-Rottluf and F. Bleyl among the founders of the ‘Brücke’ in Dresden in 1905. He shared a studio with Kirchner for a extended period, after travelling widely he moved to Berlin in 1911 where he contributed to establish expressionism internationally. During World War I he served as corpsman in Flanders where he met M. Beckmann and J. Ensor. After the war he received numerous private and public commissions, as early as 1931 he was honoured with a great retrospective. Outlawed by the Nazis he retired to Lake Constance, a large number of his works was seized and destroyed. After WW II many exhibitions and awards payed tribute to him, among others he exhibited at the Documenta I in 1955. From 1949 to 1955 he was lecturer at the Karlsruhe academy. Mus.: Berlin (Nat.-Gal., Brücke-Museum), New York (Neue Gal.), Madrid (Mus. Thyssen-Bornemisza), Hamburg (Kunsthalle, Altonaer Mus.), Essen (Folkwang-Mus.) a. others. Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Vollmer, Bénézit, P. Vogt: E. H., Werkverzeichnis der Gemälde, 1965 a. others.

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Erich Heckel: On the Beach


Erich Heckel (Döbeln 1883 - Radolfzell/Bodensee 1970)

On the Beach

Lot-No. 322

Starting Bid: 25.000,00 €

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Watercolour, tempera and charcoal, 52,5 x 67 cm, lo. ri. sign. and dat. Heckel 23, lo. le. titled, framed under glass. - The women, seen from the side in a calm pose, contrast impressively with the beach, shown almost as if in top view, and above all with the curved horizon line, which also gives the clouds rising from the right a fascinating momentum. - Expertise: The artwork is registered in the Erich Heckel archive in Hemmenhofen. - Exhibition: The work was exhibited: E. H. Aquarelle und Zeichnungen aus Norddeutschland. Altonaer Museum 1970/71, cat. no. 61. - Provenance: Sold from the artist's estate to a private collection in Hamburg in 1972; Hauswedell & Nolte, 1st June 2007, lot 43; thence private collection Schleswig-Holstein, North Germany. - One of the most eminent exponents of expressionism. H. was besides Kirchner, Schmidt-Rottluf and F. Bleyl among the founders of the ‘Brücke’ in Dresden in 1905. He shared a studio with Kirchner for a extended period, after travelling widely he moved to Berlin in 1911 where he contributed to establish expressionism internationally. During World War I he served as corpsman in Flanders where he met M. Beckmann and J. Ensor. After the war he received numerous private and public commissions, as early as 1931 he was honoured with a great retrospective. Outlawed by the Nazis he retired to Lake Constance, a large number of his works was seized and destroyed. After WW II many exhibitions and awards payed tribute to him, among others he exhibited at the Documenta I in 1955. From 1949 to 1955 he was lecturer at the Karlsruhe academy. Mus.: Berlin (Nat.-Gal., Brücke-Museum), New York (Neue Gal.), Madrid (Mus. Thyssen-Bornemisza), Hamburg (Kunsthalle, Altonaer Mus.), Essen (Folkwang-Mus.) a. others. Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Vollmer, Bénézit, P. Vogt: E. H., Werkverzeichnis der Gemälde, 1965 a. others.

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