Auctions → North German Art and Art and Antiques February 2011 → Februar 2011 Norddeutsche Kunst → Dorothea Maetzel-Johannsen: Expressive Portrait of a Lady
Watercolour a. pencil, 35 x 27 cm, sign. a. dat. lo. ri. D. Maetzel-Joh. 20, unopened. - Figure, still life a. landscape painter, student of L. Corinth, married to the painter a. architect Emil Maetzel, educational journeys to Paris a. Chartres, member of the Hamburg Secession, started with expressionistic woodcuts, the pictorial oeuvre was mainly created in her last decade of life a. mainly uses a expressionist pictorial language. - Mus.: Hamburg, Schleswig (SHLM). - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Vollmer, Rump, Der Neue Rump, Hans "D.M.-J. 1886-1939" (catalogue raisonné) a. others. - The painting, uniting the dynamic power of expressinist composition a. the poetry of a sensitive portrait, was created by Maetzel-Johannsen in her last a. most important period of her creative career. The expressionist masterworks created in her last decade of life rank her among the most important exponents of Hamburg art history.